Monastery Mornings


Michael Patrick O'Brien, author of Monastery Mornings

will be signing his book, here at Dolly's

Friday, October 1st at 5:30 pm!

Please join us!

A love letter to a community of Trappist monks who provided family when it was needed the most. 

This warmhearted memoir describes how a small, insecure boy with a vibrant imagination found an unlikely family in the company of monks at Holy Trinity Abbey, in the mountains of rural Latter-day Saint Utah. Struggling with his parents' recent divorce, Michael O'Brien discovered a community filled with warmth, humor, idiosyncrasies, and most of all, listening ears. Filled with anecdotes and delightful "behind the scenes" descriptions of his experiences living alongside the monks as they farmed, prayed, buried their dead, ate, and shared the joys of life, Monastery Mornings speaks to the value of spiritual fatherhood, the lasting impact of positive mentoring, and the stability that the spiritual life can offer to people of all ages and walks of life. 

About the author: 

Michael Patrick O’Brien is a writer and lawyer who grew up in Ogden and now is living in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mike is a partner at the law firm of Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough. He advises business clients on employment issues and represents many news media outlets on various First Amendment and publication matters. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame (1983) and a law degree from the University of Utah College of Law (1986). Learn more about him at


Monastery Mornings: My Unusual Boyhood Among the Saints and Monks By Michael Patrick O'Brien Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640606494
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Paraclete Press - August 17th, 2021

Event date: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
510 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060-8018