Abbot Charles Wright, O.S.B., conducts retreats, offers spiritual direction and occasionally assists in parish ministry.
After serving in the U.S. Army in Germany, he joined a monastery (now Prince of Peace Abbey) in Oceanside, CA. He attended seminaries in Indiana and Oregon respectively, and was ordained in 1970 after receiving a B.A. and M.A. in Theology. In 1983, the monastery became an abbey and the then-Fr. Charles was appointed the Prior – assistant to the Abbot. After the Abbot retired in 1994, Fr. Charles was elected Abbot and has held that position ever since.