A look back in time


January 22, 2019 - 10:10 AM

30 Years Ago

January 1989

The monks of St. Gregory’s Abbey, Shawnee, Okla., elected Piqua native Charles Massoth as the eighth abbot in the history of the monastery. Massoth had been the chaplain of St. Gregory’s College when elected on the second ballot of the 47 monks who had gathered for the election. He entered the Order of St. Benedict after service in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was ordained a priest in 1951. Since that time he served in many capacities at the college and the monastery.