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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Br. Sylvester Sonnen, O.S.B.

[IMAGE] Br. Sylvester Sonnen, O.S.B.

Br. Sylvester was born in Greencreek, ID, on March 13,1945. He is one of 8 children. He became a monk in 1966, and is the only member of the Monastery of the Ascension to have been connected with it from its beginnings. Br. Sylvester has done many tasks at the monastery; he worked in maintenance before taking up his present housekeeping duties in the Ministry Center, the monastery's retreat and guest facility. He has been involved in the Knights of Columbus, Cursillo, and Search. His favorite occupation is decorating. He also likes to do woodworking.

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The Monastery of the Ascension
541 East-100 South
Jerome, ID 83338
208-324-2377

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