The Monastery of the Ascension is a community of about a dozen Benedictine monks which has been in Southern Idaho since 1965. We live a life of prayer, work and reading accordng to the Rule of St. Benedict and try to serve the Catholic Church and the people of southern Idaho through various ministries which include parochial work, retreats, teaching and scholarship, ecumenical activities, counseling and spiritual direction, and social service.
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Fr. Boniface Lautz, OSB

[IMAGE] Fr. Boniface Lautz, OSB

Prior to 1987 I lived most of my life in western Oregon. I joined the monastic community at Mt. Angel in 1954 and after ordination in 1960 pursued additional studies in theology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. I was involved in seminary work at Mt. Angel. I have also been involved in clinical pastoral education and spent considerable time in health care ministry, especially with the fragile elderly. In 1987 I came to be part of the monastic community here at the Monastery of the Ascension, where I served as prior from 1988 to 2009. Besides my daily activities here at the monastery I help in local parishes on weekends when the need arises. I also give retreats and parish missions. One of my favorite pastimes is fishing. In October 2016 Fr. Boniface was re-elected prior of the monastery.

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The Monastery of the Ascension
541 East-100 South
Jerome, ID 83338

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