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Br. Francis Gruber

Br. Francis Gruber is a native Texan and alumnus of Cistercian Preparatory School (’01). He went on to graduate from Texas A&M University with a degree in philosophy (BA ’05), and then from the University of Chicago with a master’s degree in humanities (MA ’13). He entered the monastery in August, 2013 and made his first set of temporary vows on August 10, 2014. He made solemn profession on August 14, 2019, and was ordained deacon the following day. Currently he is enrolled as a doctoral student in philosophy at the Gregorian University in Rome.

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