The Monks


Sister Greta Ronningen Prior

Sister Greta is a founding member of Community of Divine Love. Originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, she spent much of her youth in New Mexico. She holds a master’s degree in Spiritual Formation from Claremont School of Theology. She is the senior Episcopal chaplain at CRDF, the women’s jail in Lynwood, and is the co-director of Prism Restorative Justice, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. Greta is the director of contemplative spirituality at The Church of Our Saviour. A yoga teacher with over 40 years of experience, she co-founded Yoga Works in 1986. Greta is a writer, public speaker, and retreat leader. She is the author of Free on the Inside: Finding God Behind Bars. 

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Brother Dennis Gibbs

Originally from Nampa, Idaho, Br. Dennis has  lived in California since 1981, first in northern California, before settling in the Los Angeles area in 1991. A deacon in the Diocese of Los Angeles, he is the Director for Prism Restorative Justice, a ministry that provides spiritual care for the incarcerated in the Los Angeles County Jails. Br. Dennis is a spiritual director, writer and retreat leader. Artistically inclined, he has restored a number of artifacts that now have made their home throughout the monastery.