Benedictine Brother Brian Clearman, 79, a monk of Mount Angel Abbey, died May 29. Vigils of the Dead will be sung Monday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. The funeral Mass will be livestreamed Tuesday, June 2, at 10 a.m. at the Abbey church at Burial will immediately follow in the Abbey cemetery.

Brother Brian, who was 53 years a professed monk, was born March 19, 1941, in Longview, Washington. His studies from 1960 to 1962 at St. Martin’s College in Lacey, Washington, brought him into his first contact with a Benedictine institution. He graduated from Portland State University in 1964.

Patrick Clearman entered Mount Angel Abbey, where he made his simple profession as a monk Sept. 29, 1966, receiving the name of Brian.

In 1974, he earned a master’s degree from the University of Oregon. He has served as a seminary high school teacher, a business office staff person, and, since 2002, as the Abbey’s archivist. He was also the author “Transportation Markings: A Study in Communication,” a book about land, sea and air transportation signals that was published in 1981.