Father Magnus Wenninger OSB

monk, mathematician, and builder of polyhedrons and polytopes

Life Journey

Born in Park Falls, Wisconsin, on October 31, 1919. Attended St. Anthony Elementary School in Park Falls, 1925-1933; Saint John's Preparatory School, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1933-1937; and Saint John's University, Collegeville, 1937-1942, B.A. in Philosophy and a minor in Education.

Entered Saint John's Abbey and professed Benedictine monastic vows on July 11, 1940. Attended Saint John's Seminary and was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on September 2, 1945.

Earned post-graduate degrees at the University of Ottawa, Canada, M.A. in Philosophy, 1946; and at Columbia University Teachers College, M.A. in Mathematics Education, 1961.

Work assignments included Teacher of Mathematics and Math Department Head at St. Augustine's College, Nassau, The Bahamas, 1946-1971; Accountant and Comptroller, St. Augustine's College, Nassau, 1971-1981; and Accountant in Liturgical Press, Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1981-1984.

Two additional biographies of Fr. Magnus: Biography OneBiography Two.

Presently retired and in residence at:

Saint John's Abbey
31802 County Road 159
Collegeville, MN 56321-2015

Phone: 320-363-3885; Fax: 320-363-3039
E-mail: MWenninger@csbsju.edu



The American Mathematical Society - Mathematical Association of America dedicated the "Exhibition of Mathematical Art," at their joint mathematics meetings, January 6-9, 2008, to Father Magnus Wenninger OSB, "a pioneer in the mathematical art community, whose models of polyhedra have inspired a new generation of mathematical artists."


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Bibliography of Works by or about Fr. Magnus Wenninger, OSB

Polyhedron Models for Sale in the Saint John's Abbey Web Store

Visit to Providence Academy, Plymouth, Minnesota


Father Magnus is a monk of Saint John's Abbey, a community of Benedictine monks at Collegeville, Minnesota, USA. Saint John's Abbey is the sponsoring institution of Saint John's University and School of TheologySaint John's Preparatory SchoolLiturgical Press, and the Hill Monastic Museum & Library.



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