Br. Dunstan is an avid linguist, classicist, musician, cross-country runner, and chef. When he is not teaching in the school, he is most likely to be found in the kitchen, concocting elaborate pastries for the next feast day. He also trains and directs the monastic schola.
Br. Dunstan studied Sacred Music and Organ at the Westminster Choir College. Although he tried his vocation as a Cistercian, Dunstan began to discern that he was being called to a more active vocation. He went on to study Classics and german at Rutgers University, then pursued further studies at the University of Konstanz in Baden. For four years, he taught Latin at the Sacred Heart Academy in New Haven, Connecticut, but found that he was still drawn to the silence and solitude of the monastic cloister. In 2007, he began his novitiate at Saint Louis Abbey, and has been happily working, praying, singing and baking ever since.
Homily for Simple Profession
On his call
Place of Birth: Fairfield, Connecticut
Westminster Choir College
(studied sacred music and organ)
B.A. in Classics and German,
University of Konstanz
in Baden Wuertemburg Germany
Teaching 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th-grade Latin
French classic organ music
Languages (French, German, Latin, Greek)