Br. Bjorn is the Guardian of the Order of Eremitic Servants - an interfaith monastic order of men and women who have chosen to dedicate themselves to prayer, meditation and the compassionate service of others. He comes from a background of Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Buddhist and Pagan experiences. He has been a part of two monastic communities and brings with him a unique perspective concerning monastic practices and interfaith dialogue. He lives at the Stewards of Peace Monastery in Lapwai, Idaho.
From His Forum Post The Path of Many Paths, "My name is Rev. Br. Bjorn. I belong to an independent, interfaith monastic community with heavy Franciscan influences, in a small monastic enclosure that is shared with me by spouse who has also professed monastic vows.
A short history of how I came to be where I am today: In my early twenties,I had the great pleasure of being the second person to profess vows with the Order of St. Francis (ECUSA), which has since grown into a large and prosperous community. At that time it was just Br. Nicholas and myself, and after completing my novitiate I was transferred to a larger community of Benedictines. Since then I have through various circumstances come to the place where I now serve joyfully in a highly inclusive community that focuses both on cultivating a rich contemplative observance, as well as works of charity and peacemaking. We have been blessed with one other professed brother living in India (bringing the count to three), as well as an associate brother living in the United Kingdom.
I look forward to seeing this community grow and thrive, and to sharing in the blessed and joyful teachings of Sts. Francis and Claire."