Mark O'Keefe, OSB is a Benedictine monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana. He is associate professor of Moral Theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. He holds a doctorate in sacred theology, with specialization in moral theology. He has authored nine books,and numerous other published works. He served as a pastor since 1987. His interest in Carmelite spirituality led him to specialized studies in Avila, Spain over the course of several years.