Father Mark Edward Wenzinger, OSB, is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, from which he came in 1979 having previously attended Centenary College of Louisiana for the previous three years. Finishing his course work at Christendom College in May of 1980, Fr Mark finished his senior thesis in the fall semester of 1980 and graduated formally with a B. A. in History as a member of the second graduating class in May of 1981.
Father Mark taught at O’Connell High School in Arlington, Va from 1981 to 1983 and worked for the Washington Post in various positions (strictly on the business side!) until June of 1990. Father Mark entered Saint Vincent Archabbey on July 1, 1990, making his Solemn Profession of Vows on July 11, 1994. Fr. Mark was ordained to the priesthood on May 27, 1995, serving as a Parochial Vicar in a parish near the abbey for two years. He began graduate studies in the School of Philosophy of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC in 1997, and received his Ph. D. in Philosophy in May of 2007. Fr Mark taught philosophy at St. Vincent College and Seminary for a number of years both while writing his dissertation and after receiving his doctorate, before returning to Christendom as an Assistant Chaplain and adjunct professor in the fall of 2014.