10 Nov 2019

Financial Advisers meet in Latrobe

The financial advisers of our Congregation met at St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, PA from November 6-9, 2019 to review the annual certified audits of our monasteries and apostolates together with the members of the Abbot President’s council.  The financial advisers include Father Isaiah Frederick, O.S.B.  (Collegeville) who is the chairman, Abbot Mark Cooper, O.S.B. (Manchester), … Continue reading Financial Advisers meet in Latrobe

02 Nov 2019

Pastoral Visit to Belmont

Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. made a pastoral visit to the monastic community at Mary Help of Christians Abbey in Belmont, North Carolina from October 27-November 2, 2019.

26 Oct 2019

Canonical visitation in Tepeyac

Abbot Isaac Camacho, O.S.B., (St. Leo) and Father Richard Ulam, O.S.B. (Latrobe) conducted the quinquennial canonical visitation of the monastic community at Abadia del Tepeyac, Izcalli, Mexico from October 23-26, 2019.  Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. was also present.

17 Oct 2019

Entrance into Novitiate

Brother Robert (Moises) Islas, O.S.B. was clothed in the monastic habit and received in the novitiate at Newark Abbey in New Jersey.

14 Oct 2019

Abbatial Blessing in Cullman

Today the Most Rev. Robert J. Baker, D.D., S.T.D., Bishop of Birmingham, celebrated the Eucharist and conferred the rite of abbatial blessing upon the Rt. Rev. Marcus Voss, O.S.B. at St. Bernard Abbey Church in Cullman, Alabama in the presence of the monastic community and a large crowd of family, friends, oblates and benefactors. Also … Continue reading Abbatial Blessing in Cullman

08 Oct 2019

Congratulations, Fr. Columba Stewart

On October 7, 2019, Father Columba Stewart, O.S.B. of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota followed in the footsteps of Lionel Trilling, Walker Percy, Toni Morrison, and more than two score other distinguished humanists and delivered the 2019 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, the highest award of its kind bestowed by the federal government. Fr. Columba is executive director of the Hill Museum & … Continue reading Congratulations, Fr. Columba Stewart

03 Oct 2019

BENet 2019 Sydney

The International Commission on Benedictine Education, (ICBE) together with Abbot Primate Gregory Polan, O.S.B. and 200 monastic and lay educators from Benedictine secondary schools in 17 different countries gathered at St. Scholastica’s College in Glebe Point, Sydney, Australia on September 30-October 4, 2019 for the triennial symposium of the Benedictine Educators’ Network (BENet). Keynote speakers … Continue reading BENet 2019 Sydney

23 Sep 2019

Pastoral Visit to Richmond

Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. made a fraternal visit to the monks of Mary Mother of the Church Abbey in Richmond, Virginia and to the faculty and students at Benedictine College Preparatory School from September 19-23, 2019.

14 Sep 2019


Abbot Marcus Voss, O.S.B. and the monastic community at St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama welcomed Mr. Alexiss Gallegos into the postulancy. Alexiss is a 2018 graduate of St. Bernard Prep.

14 Sep 2019

Synod of Presidents

Abbot Primate Gregory Polan, O.S.B. convoked the annual Synod of Abbots President at Tepeyac Abbey in Mexico on September 9, 2019. This year our own monastic Congregation hosted this Synod. The Abbots President received reports from the Rector, Prior and Treasurer of Sant’Anselmo. In accordance with the Lex Propria, they also approved the Subsidium and … Continue reading Synod of Presidents

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