University of Notre Dame

Saint Benedict's Farm Records


Origination : Saint Benedict's Farm, Waelder, Texas.
Extent : 1.4 linear feet.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


John P. Kelly, Saint Benedict's Farm, PO Box 366, Waelder, TX 78959.

Preferred Citation

Saint Benedict's Farm Records (BFM), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Records of Saint Benedict's Farm in Waelder, Texas; including the original Prospectus of a New Monastery, essays and poetry by the founder, George R. Gannon, writings by John Kelly and other members of the community, and financial records; with information on the way of life, activities, and accomplishments of the community.

Also Audio-visual material consisting of phonograph albums, audio tapes, a video recording containing music composed and performed by members of Saint Benedict's Farm, and a video about the farm; and 400 megabytes of digital data including Power-Point presentations, digital images, and word-processor files.


Founded by George R. Gannon in 1956, Saint Benedict's Farm is a small lay Catholic Christian community in the tradition of Saint Benedict.


Gannon, George R.
Kelly, John P.
Monasticism and religious orders -- United States.

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