Members of OES
Fr. Bjorn Aelred
Fr. Bjorn is from the Pacific Northwest (US) and enjoys the outdoors, knitting, cooking and animals. He is bilingual in English and German. He has been a monastic for 15 years and has professed life vows with OES.
Fr. Francesco hails from Nova Scotia, Canada. He is a gifted musician and actor, and is interested in metaphysics.
Mother Marie is from northern Idaho (US). She enjoys making handmade soaps and other crafts, as well as caring for animals and teaching children.
Sr. Claire Agnes
Sr. Claire Agnes is from New Brunswick (Canada). She enjoys knitting, reading and learning new things, and does outreach to her local community.
Mother Emily Ann
Mother Emily Ann is from Washington (US). She is a gifted theologian, a counselor, a teacher, and an artist. She enjoys painting, music and tattoo, and works with people who suffer from addiction.
Fr. Rafael is from the Dominican Republic. He has extensive monastic experience, and works as a teacher, teaching English as a second language.
Br. Bryan is from Minnesota (US). He is a student of theology and leads prayer services at his home church. In addition to being a member of OES, he is also a Benedictine oblate.
Mother Jenn Brigid
Mother Jenn is from North Carolina (US). She participates in social justice causes and leads private retreats. Mother Jenn is an interfaith minister and enjoys nature and reading.