Raphael Pfisterer, OSB

Today is the anniversary of the death of Father Raphael Pfisterer, OSB, monk and priest of Saint Anselm Abbey.  Born in Bavaria in 1877, he professed vows as a Benedictine in 1896, and was later a voting member of the election chapter that elected Abbot Bertrand Dolan as the first abbot of Saint Anselm Abbey in 1927.  He was well known for his skills and artistry as a painter.  He died on February 5, 1942.

Father Raphael Pfisterer (seated) directs the painting of the ceiling of the Chapel

Father Raphael Pfisterer (seated) directs the painting of the ceiling of the Chapel

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