Contact Saint John's Abbey

Brother Paul-Vincent Niebauer, OSB Vocations Director

Brother Paul-Vincent Niebauer, OSB
Vocations Director

Thank you for your interest in Saint John's Abbey. We are happy to discuss any vocation questions you may have, offer advice where we can, and provide an opportunity for spiritual retreat and renewal as we are able. In addition, should you have any questions about Benedictine monks, we are happy to discuss our 1,500-year-old Catholic religious order. If you have questions concerning Catholic theology, culture, and the like, we'll provide what we are able.

If you are interested in visiting Saint John's Abbey to further explore a vocation to the monastic life, please complete the Application for Vocation Discernment.

Please feel free to send email at any time to:

Call the Vocation Office between 9 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday: (320)-363-2085

Or contact us through the form below:

Name *

Saint John's Abbey can
only accept discernment
applications from men
who are:

Baptized Catholics

Between the ages of 18 and 43

Either single or annulled

U.S. citizens

With no Felony Convictions 


A Place of Beauty and Spiritual Retreat in
Central Minnesota

Saint John’s Abbey
2900 Abbey Plaza
P.O. Box 2015
Collegeville, MN 56321