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

03 Sep 2019

Pastoral Visit to Richmond

Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. made a pastoral visit to the monastic community at Mary Mother of the Church in Richmond, Virginia from August 28-September 2, 2019. In his new role as administrator of that monastery, Abbot Elias also attended the Board of Trustees meeting at Benedictine College Preparatory. On behalf of the whole Congregation, … Continue reading Pastoral Visit to Richmond

27 Aug 2019


Abbot Richard Cronin, O.S.B. and the monastic community welcomed Mr. Timothy McEvoy as a postulant for St. Mary’s Abbey in Morristown, New Jersey.

25 Aug 2019

Visit to South Africa

Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. visited the Benedictine monks at St. Benedict’s Abbey in Polokwane, South Africa from August 15-25, 2019. This monastic community was established 100+ years ago by Flemish Benedictine missionaries who also established the Subiaco mission, which includes a primary school, secondary school, parish with eleven stations/chapels serving the people of the … Continue reading Visit to South Africa

15 Aug 2019

Financial Advisers

Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. announced the appointment of Father Isaiah Frederick, O.S.B. (Collegeville) as chairman of the financial advisers of the Congregation.  Father Isaiah has been a financial adviser since 20016. The Abbot President also appointed Father Luke Turner, O.S.B. (Atchison) as one of the financial advisers.  Grateful appreciation is acknowledged to their respective … Continue reading Financial Advisers

10 Aug 2019


Abad Ricardo Tintos Delgado, O.S.B. and the monastic community welcomed two postulants, Martín Heriberto Aguilar Sánchez and Julio David Vera González, at Abadia del Tepeyac in Mexico on the feast of St. Lawrence.

08 Aug 2019

CMSM Assembly, San Antonio

The Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) met for the annual assembly from August 5-8, 2019 at the Omni Hotel on Colonnade Blvd. in San Antonio, Texas. This national association of superiors of institutes of consecrated life and societies of apostolic life in the United States held an extraordinary convocation to discern and discuss … Continue reading CMSM Assembly, San Antonio

24 Jul 2019

New Abbot in Cullman

The Chapter at St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama was convoked by Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. on July 23, 2019 for the election of the tenth Abbot of the community. Father Marcus J. Voss, O.S.B. was elected Abbot on July 24, 2019, which the Abbot President confirmed. A native of Cullman himself, Abbot Marcus made … Continue reading New Abbot in Cullman

20 Jul 2019

Pastoral Visit to Vinhedo, Brazil

Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. made a pastoral visit to São Bento Monastery, Vinhedo, Brazil together with Archabbot Douglas Nowicki, O.S.B. from July 12-20, 2019. The visit included a meeting with many volunteers of the social services and catechetical programs offered by the monastery as well as a tour of its new brewery. Also included … Continue reading Pastoral Visit to Vinhedo, Brazil

14 Jul 2019

Solemn Profession

Brother Lucius Amarillas, O.S.B. made his solemn (final) profession of monastic vows at St. Leo Abbey in Florida.

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