About Us

Holy Cross Monks at West Park

OHC Monks

Br. Robert James Magliula, OHC
Entered OHC: Claustral Oblate 2004, Novitiate 2006
Life Professed: 2011
From: New York City
Interests: art therapy, drawing, hiking, interior and exterior design, reading
[email protected]
Phone: ext. 3006

Br. Robert Leo Sevensky, OHC
Assistant Superior, Archivist
Entered OHC: 1986
Life Professed: 1990
From: Scranton, PA    
Interests: reading, especially monastic studies & memoirs, hiking
[email protected]

Br. Josép Martínez-Cubero, OHC
Director of Formation, Vocations, & Internships, ChoirmasterEntered OHC: 2014Life Professed: 2018Originally from: San Juan, PRInterests: music, lists, organizing, hiking, and readingBr. Josép teaches private voice lessons upon request by appointment.[email protected]Phone: ext. 3019

Br. Laurence Harms, OHC
Entered OHC: 1960
Life Professed: 1966
From: Rock Island, IL
Interests: astronomy, origami

Br. Bede Mudge, OHC
Entered OHC: 1964
Life Professed: 1972
From: Northern KY
Interests: astronomy, cosmology
[email protected]

Br. Carl Sword, OHC
Entered OHC: 1973
Life Professed: 1978
From: Bangor, PA
Interests: reading, history, psychology, neurology and brain studies; Biblical studies; psychoanalyst/psychotherapist
[email protected]


Br. Timothy Jolley, OHC
Entered OHC: 1973
Life Professed: 1981
From: Memphis, TN
Interests: education, gardening, reading, exploring consciousness (especially spiritual evolution), spiritual direction

Br. James Robert Hagler, OHC
Entered OHC: 1980
Life Professed: 1985
From: Knoxville & Loudon County, TN
Interests: gardening, history, poetry

Br. Lary Pearce, OHC
Entered OHC: 1985
Life Professed: 1990
From: GA
Interests: medieval history, mystical theology


Br. John Forbis, OHC
Entered OHC: 1993
Life Professed: 1999
Originally from: Mt. Vernon, OH & Carlisle, PA
Interests: acapella singing, poetry
[email protected]

Br.  Bernard Delcourt, OHC
Director of Associates

Entered OHC: 2004
Life Professed: 2009
From: Leuven, BEL
Interests: Centering Prayer, spiritual direction
Br. Bernard also blogs at The Monastery Column.
[email protected]
Phone: ext. 3008


Br. Randy Greve, OHC
Entered OHC: 2005
Life Professed: 2010
Originally from: Houston, TX
Interests: photography
Br. Randy provides spiritual direction upon request.
[email protected]
Phone: ext. 3027

Br. Aidan Owen, OHC
Entered OHC: 2014
Life Professed: 2019
Originally from: Dallas, TX
Interests: gardening, writing, sewing, ecology, & hiking
You can read Br. Aidan’s writing at www.alittlefire.org.
[email protected]
Phone: ext. 3012

Br. Ephrem Arcement, OSB
Entered monastic life: 2010
Life profession: 2014
From: Lockport, LA
Interests: reading, film, hiking, classical music, exercising, tennis
Br. Ephrem is available for spiritual direction.

[email protected]


Br. Luc Thuku, OHC
Sacristan and Incense Operations
Entered OHC: 2019
From: Kiambu, Kenya

Br. Daniel Beckham, OHC
Entered OHC: 2022
From: Clewiston, Florida and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Interests: trains, hiking, reading, urban-exploration, history, and baking. [email protected]
[email protected]

Mr. Marc Santana
From: Spain
Interests: spiritual theology, psychology, hiking, meditation, reading, and travel


Do you know who the next Holy Cross monk is?

Maybe it’s you! Help us spread the word and pray for vocations.

Do you feel called to monastic life?
Take the first step by making a vocational retreat!

Introductory Questionnaire for Holy Cross Monastery