Saint Martin's Abbey

What we do

First founded as a priory in 1895, Saint Martin's Abbey is a community of Roman Catholic Benedictine monks who follow the Rule of St Benedict. Saint Martin’s University, founded in 1895, is the primary apostolate of the Abbey.

Saint Martin’s Abbey recently began its second century of monastic life in Western Washington. The monks’ involvement in pastoral work actually began in 1891 at Tacoma’s newly established Holy Rosary Parish. At the request of German-speaking Catholics, Saint John’s Abbey, of Collegeville, Minnesota, sent Fr. William Eversmann, O.S.B. to be pastor of the new parish. Within a few years the Benedictines of Minnesota sent enough monks to found a new monastery and school about 50 miles south of Seattle in what was to become Lacey, Washington.

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Saint Martin's Abbey

Abbey monks and staff

Listed below are Abbey staff and monks holding staff, faculty or trustee roles at the University. For a complete list of Abbey members, visit the Saint Martin's Abbey website.