Abbot Charles Wright, O.S.B. answers a caller who asks how God can be in purgatory and hell at the same time.
Abbot Charles Wright, O.S.B., conducts retreats, offers spiritual direction and occasionally assists in parish ministry.
After serving in the U.S. Army in Germany, he joined a monastery (now Prince of Peace Abbey) in Oceanside, CA. He attended seminaries in Indiana and Oregon respectively, and was ordained in 1970 after receiving a B.A. and M.A. in Theology. In 1983, the monastery became an abbey and the then-Fr. Charles was appointed the Prior — assistant to the Abbot. After the Abbot retired in 1994, Fr. Charles was elected Abbot and has held that position ever since.