Our Members

Fr. George T. Montague, S.M.

Fr. George T. Montague, S.M.

Co-Founder, Superior

Fr. George is a member of the Society of Mary, the Marianists. He lives with the Brothers of the Beloved Disciple (BBD) to serve as their superior. Author of more than 30 books in the areas of biblical and pastoral theology and spirituality, he received his doctorate in Sacred Theology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Former president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America and editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, he has been a speaker on six continents. He served as seminary rector in the U. S. and Canada and was director of novices for six years in Kathmandu, Nepal.

After becoming involved in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the early 1970s, Fr. George felt a call to help Catholics get more in touch with the Holy Spirit and his gifts. In 1995, with Fr. Bob Hogan, he began a new religious community in the Marianist family, the “Brothers of the Beloved Disciple.” Fr. George also teaches Scripture at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. With Father Marshall, he was given permission by his Marianist superiors to work with the new community. BBD combines devotion to Mary with an emphasis on the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit.

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Fr. Robert “Bob” Hogan, BBD

Fr. Robert “Bob” Hogan, BBD

Co-Founder

Fr. Bob comes with a wide pastoral experience, especially in working with youth (he is a former basketball coach). He also pursued graduate studies in Marian Theology and taught at the University of Dayton and St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.

Fr. Bob was a member of the Society of Mary, the Marianists, before receiving permission from Rome to transfer his vows to the Brothers of the Beloved Disciple. While a Marianist he received from the Holy Spirit an image of a religious community of men praising the Lord and being open to any gifts the Spirit wished to give. He worked with Fr. George to found that community.

With Fr. George and Fr Will, Fr. Bob oversees the formation of the members of the community. He is also the director of the Catholic Center for Charismatic Renewal in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, TX. In this capacity he offers training and support to the prayer groups of the archdiocese. Fr. Bob recently wrote a book on the charismatic dimension of the Church, titled Celebrating a Charismatic Jubilee. He has been a sought after speaker at many charismatic conferences. He was pastor of St. Mary Magdalen for many years and is currently the pastor and administrator of two parishes, St. Philip of Jesus and St. Henry.

Fr. Joseph Mary Marshall, S.M.

Fr. Joseph Mary Marshall, S.M.

Our Brother, Father Joseph Mary Marshall, S.M., passed to the Lord on December 28, 2015, shortly after celebrating his 61st birthday.  He joined our community in 2002 and succeeded Fr. Bob Hogan as pastor of St. Mary Magdalen parish in 2006.  The massive turnout for his wake and funeral testified to how much he was cherished by the parish.  Victim of bone-marrow cancer, he offered his four years of suffering for the parish.  We pray that he continue his intercession now for the parish, the Brothers of the Beloved Disciple, our benefactors and friends.

Fr. Will Combs, BBD

Fr. Will Combs, BBD

Fr. Will was the first vocation of the community. A native of New Jersey, he graduated from Bowdoin College, Maine, after spending two years in Ecuador, where he became fluent in Spanish — a great help in our largely Hispanic parish. He loves music, plays the guitar, and has written numerous songs. He joined the community in 1996 and was ordained on May 29, 2004, by Bishop Thomas Flanagan, Auxiliary Bishop of San Antonio and Episcopal Advisor to the Brothers of the Beloved Disciple. Fr. Will cooperates with Fr. George and Fr. Bob in leading the community’s formation. He is the current pastor of the community’s first parish, St. Mary Magdalen. Fr. Will oversees many lay ministries in both English and Spanish. He especially loves preaching and counseling.

Fr. Sean Stilson, BBD

Fr. Sean Stilson, BBD

Fr. Sean joined the community in 2010 after graduating from St. Mary’s University with a degree in Theology.  He took his final vows to God, a permanent commitment, in August 2017. He was ordained to the diaconate in November 2017, finished seminary in May 2018, and was ordained to the priesthood in June 2018. Fr. Sean is the current treasurer of the community as well as the vocation director. He is the parochial vicar (assistant pastor) at St. Henry and St. Philip of Jesus Catholic Churches under the leadership of Fr. Bob Hogan, BBD. Fr. Sean enjoys teaching the faith, forming disciples, and engaging in apologetics with non-Catholics.

Br. Ruben Garza, BBD

Br. Ruben Garza, BBD

Br. Ruben joined the community in 2013 and took his first vows in 2015. He graduated in May 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry and is not pursuing ordination to the priesthood at this time. Br. Ruben takes care of the liturgical decorations for the community chapel and furnishes the entire house with religious art. He now works as a pastoral associate at St. Henry and St. Philip of Jesus Catholic Churches under the leadership of Fr. Bob Hogan, BBD. Br. Ruben gives talks and leads retreats and prayer services for various ministries in our parishes and elsewhere in both English and Spanish.

Fr. John Francis Bentley, BBD

Fr. John Francis Bentley, BBD

Fr. John Francis recently took his first vows after completing his year of novitiate. He was originally a member of the Brothers of St. John before receiving permission from Rome to join the Brothers of the Beloved Disciple. He works with Fr. Will as the parochial vicar of St. Mary Magdalen parish. He has an emphasis on healing ministry and the formation of small faith-sharing communities. He is also chaplain of John Paul II Catholic High School in Schertz, TX.

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