The Benedictine Volunteer Corps

Prayer, Service, and Community Living Worldwide to Transform Lives

San Jose Priory School
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

San Jose Priory and School is a Guatemalan Benedictine monastic community of men devoted to a life of prayer and mission work. The main work of the community is the Catholic education of young Guatemalan men aspiring to the Roman Catholic priesthood, religious life or to an alternative form of professional service for the good of The Church and society. In alignment with the Benedictine charism of hospitality, the community offers a guest house for visitors. For 47 years the seminary has served young men from all parts of Guatemala, mostly from poor families. A balanced six-year secondary educational program is offered, which places primary emphasis on solid religious and academic formation.  At the same time the program provides the opportunity for personal and physical development through athletics, manual labor and industrial arts. Upon completion of the program the student is prepared to continue his studies in a major seminary or a university.

The Benedictine Volunteers who serve at San Jose Priory and School are involved in teaching and coaching athletics as they are able as well as assisting with other aspects of the life of the monastery and school.

Those Who Have Served

2014-2015: Adam Bachmeier and JD Quinby