Fr. de Feydeau was the "sub-prior" of the Benedictine community - second in command, the faithful lieutenant of the monastery's prior, or head man in charge, Father Philip Anderson. After suffering from cancer for six months, Fr. de Feydeau died at the monastery on Nov. 15. He was the first monk to die there.
Cathy Costello of Edmond has been a friend of the Clear Creek monks for many years. She described Fr. de Feydeau's feelings about his home in Cherokee County, and the community here he belonged to.