Spiritual Director of Propaedeutic Stage

Reverend Luke Turner, O.S.B.

A native of Kansas and a monk of St. Benedict’s Abbey (Atchison, KS), I was ordained in 2019 by Bishop Kevin Vann. I am in Dallas to help my mother transition in her move from California to Dallas – the Dallas area is also home to my brother and a sister and their families. I arrived in the Diocese of Dallas in July 2022 and served this past year as Parochial Vicar for St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from Rockhurst University and also an MBA and MA. I first entered St. Benedict’s Abbey in 1981 and discerned some years later that I was not ready to make a lifelong commitment – but returned to the Abbey in 2010. Before returning to the Abbey, I enjoyed a corporate career with both Hallmark Cards and MasterCard International. I have taught in the School of Business at Benedictine College which is sponsored by the monks of St. Benedict’s Abbey. I was assigned as Director of College Ministry while also serving as Director of the Thompson Center for Integrity in Finance and Economics, both at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS. I carry several responsibilities for the Benedictine American Cassinese Congregation in addition to serving on the Order’s Finance Council at the request of the Abbot Primate in Rome. I have been assigned as resident Spiritual Director of the Propaedeutic Program at Holy Trinity Seminary effective July 1, 2023.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

Listen carefully, my son, to the master’s instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart.  This is advice from a father who loves you; welcome it, and faithfully put it into practice.” – Prologue 1, The Rule of Saint Benedict