Abbot Mark and Brother Amadeus

On Tuesday, December 20, 2022, Brother Amadeus Daniel Cundiff, O.S.B.’s petition to transfer his vow of stability to Saint Anselm Abbey was accepted by the monastic chapter. Brother Amadeus comes to us from Mary, Help of Christians Abbey in Belmont, North Carolina. He began a period of probation before transferring his stability in 2020. The transfer of the vow of stability is provided for in Chapter 61 of the Rule of Saint Benedict.

Brother Amadeus is a native of Denton, Texas.  He earned a PhD. in Philosophy from the University of Dallas in 2015. He took vows as a Benedictine monk in 2014.  He currently serves Saint Anselm College as an adjunct professor in the philosophy department and as an assistant in the Geisel Library.