Habemus Sacerdotem! We Have a Priest!
The Saint Benedict Institute is delighted to announce: We have a priest! Fr. Nicholas Monco, O.P. has been appointed as the Saint Benedict Institute chaplain with a full-time ministry to Hope College. He begins his ministry on August 1.
Fr. Nick was born and raised in Chicago. He went to Claremont McKenna College in California where he majored in philosophy and business. He then pursued the priesthood with the Dominican Order of the Midwest Province. He received a Master of Theology and Master of Divinity degree from the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO, where he also earned a Certificate in Thomistic Studies. He was ordained in 2013 and has taught Theology at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, IL, for the past four years.
We feel particularly blessed to have Fr. Nick join the Saint Benedict Institute staff. Once the school year begins, Fr. Nick will offer daily Mass on campus, frequent confession, and weekly adoration. He will lead Bible studies and the rosary as well as the Vocation Discernment Program. Fr. Nick will be essential for our goal of forming students intellectually and spiritually so that they will be thoughtful and joyful witnesses to Christ's love.
We also feel particularly blessed to have so many friends and benefactors praying for us and supporting us financially. We could not have done this without you! That said, we still need your help! Please keep praying for this ministry so that Fr. Nick will reach the students God wants him to reach. And please consider supporting us financially, either through a one-time donation or by joining our monthly giving program, the Saint Benedict Society. Your prayers and financial support will ensure that this ministry will continue.
Thank you and God bless you!