Br. Bernard, a native of Belgium (and an American citizen since 2009), came to New York in 1998 and entered the Order of the Holy Cross in 2004. He made his life profession of the Benedictine Vow in November 2009.
Prior to entering the monastery, he had been a banker; and then a life skills and business coach.
Br. Bernard is a spiritual director. He is the Monastery’s librarian, and beekeeper.