Abbey Banquet Fundraiser

Wednesday October 26, 2022


Give the gift of peace at the Abbey Banquet.  This fundraiser is an opportunity to help further the mission for all to “Rediscover Peace” at The Abbey of the Hills.  Former Blue Cloud Abbey monk, Fr. Tom Hillenbrand will highlight the evening.  Fr. Tom will share his memories of service as a Blue Cloud monk from 1959 to its closure in 2012 along with his perspective on the growth of the Abbey and its mission.


2 Ways to Participate:


  1. Sponsor a Table:  $1,000 per table
    (includes 6 guests per table) 22 Tables will be available

  2. Become an Event Sponsor: 
    (Name/Business displayed at the Banquet and website)

  • $250 Bronze

  • $500 Silver

  • $1000 Gold


Social:           6:00-6:30 p.m.

Dinner:          6:30-7:30 p.m.

Speaker:       Fr. Tom Hillenbrand at 7:30 p.m.


To sponsor your table or become an event sponsor
call:  605-398-9200 or email
or click on Register HERE. 



For more information call Jill Adelman or Cindi Tramonte: 605-398-9200 or email

Keynote Speaker

Former Blue Cloud
Abbey Monk
Fr. Thomas Hillenbrand, OSB

Fr. Tom Hillenbrand has served as a priest for over 57 years. Born in Evansville, IN, Fr. Tom moved to the prairie of South Dakota to enter Blue Cloud Abbey as a novitiate in 1955. During his many years of monastic life at Blue Cloud Abbey, he was ordained, did mission work in various Native American locations and in Guatemala. He held several positions such as Novice Master, Prior, Junior Master, and Abbot. After the closure of Blue Cloud Abbey,

Fr. Tom transferred his stability as a Benedictine monk to Christ the King Priory in Schuyler, NE where he does retreat work, spiritual direction, prison ministry, and landscape work.