Benedictine Brother David Allen ordained a transitional deacon Aug. 19

Benedictine Brother David Allen of Rosemount, Minnesota, and a monk of Saint John’s Abbey, was ordained deacon by St. Cloud Bishop Patrick Neary, C.S.C., Aug. 19 at Saint John’s Abbey and University Church in Collegeville.

Pictured left to right are Benedictine Abbot John Klassen, Benedictine Brother David Allen and Bishop Patrick Neary, C.S.C.

Brother David was born in St. Paul to Tom and Shannon Allen and has an older sister, Patty Capkin (Sean), and a younger sister, Megan Dierberger (William). Brother David attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School and Rosemount High School, which lead him to Saint John’s University. Upon graduation as a Theology and Environmental Studies major, Brother David served for one year as a member of the Benedictine Volunteer Corp in Chile with the Manquehue Apostolic Movement, a lay Benedictine community.

As a deacon,  Brother David will serve in the Harvest of Hope Area Catholic Community, while preparing for priesthood ordination.

Brother David enjoys a variety of hobbies and interests: hiking, cooking, following Johnnie athletics and the NBA, working jigsaw puzzles, being around dogs and celebrating his Irish heritage.


Author: The Central Minnesota Catholic

The Central Minnesota Catholic is the magazine for the Diocese of St. Cloud.

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