Soldier, Artist, Monk is a collection by Brother Placid Stuckenschneider OSB of his thoughts and memories that covers over fifty years. He grew up in Montana, but soon found himself on board a US Troop Ship leaving San Francisco harbor.
Pacific Stars and Stripes was the first publication to publish drawings by "Stucky" when he was serving at the end of World War II in the Philippines and Occupied Japan.
After a brief sojourn at Layton Art in Milwaukee, young Mr. Stuckenschneider entered the Benedictine monastery of Saint John's Abbey in central Minnesota to try his vocation.
For many years his artistic creations enhanced publications of Liturgical Press, especially the many covers he created for Bible and Liturgy Bulletin. Throughout his life as a monk he sought to balance the three elements of Benedictine monastic life: Work, Reading and Prayer.
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