2013 Virginia McKnight Binger Human Services Award recipient Brian Mogren surrounded by family, collaborators and northside friends.

He’s making the news, this time being seen for his role in supporting our northside brothers and sisters. We couldn’t be prouder of our dear friend, lay companion and brother, Brian Mogren, who was honored this week with the Virginia McKnight Binger Human Service Award.

“I accepted the award on behalf of everyone I conspire for good with on the north side. It truly takes a village and I’m surrounded by a whole bunch of extraordinary people doing important and good work.” – Brian Mogren, Visitation Companion, St. Jane House Director

As director of St. Jane House, Brian exudes the charism of our Visitation order in and through his hospitality, service and quiet leadership. We can only imagine our co-founders St. Jane de Chantal and St. Francis de Sales smiling broadly down on our brother Brian this day — as he goes about building relationships and “Living+Jesus” in North Minneapolis — and beyond!

We invite you to get to know our dear friend and Visitation Companion who resides just two blocks away from our monastery in the St. Jane House. Come and pray with him on Tuesday morning at Centering Prayer. Or treat yourself to an afternoon of reflection or overnight stay under the hospitable care of brother Brian — and learn first hand what his heart and mind are up to as he seeks to “be who he is, and be that well”.

Read more about Brian and the Virginia McKnight Binger Human Service Award:



Sr. Katherine · August 16, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Well said, Melissa! SK2

Sue Schwalbach · August 18, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Congratulations Brian…a great honor well deserved!!

Lana Skauge · July 10, 2017 at 12:57 am

Would love to talk with Brian Mogren. Just read an article of him talking about the Living School. I see that he quoted Leonard Cohen and that pleased me. He also said Leonard was an American poet and prophet. Prophet yes, American, not. He is one of our national treasures in Canada! Thank you for loving the good work in New Mexico, Brian! May your spiritual journey and all the wonderful “cracks” let in the light for you. Much love…a Canadian friend.

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