22 Mar 2024

Solemn Profession

Brother Josué (Martin) Aguilar, O.S.B. made his solemn (final) profession of monastic vows at Abadia del Tepeyac in Izcalli, Mexico on the Solemnity of the Transitus of our Holy Father St. Benedict, March 21, 2024. Congratulations!

11 Feb 2024

Diaconate Ordination

Brother Celestine Benjamen Hettrick, O.S.B. was ordained to the diaconate by the Most Reverend Robert P. Deeley, D.D., J.C.D., Bishop of Portand, ME. in Saint Anselm Abbey Church, Manchester, NH on Saturday, February 10th, 2024, the Feast of Saint Scholastica.

08 Feb 2024

Meeting of North American Abbots

Abbot Sharbel Ewen, O.S.B. and the monks of Prince of Peace Abbey in Oceanside, CA hosted the annual meeting of North American Abbots from February 2-6, 2024. Abbot Primate Gregory Polan, O.S.B. was present and reported on the affairs of the Benedictine Confederation and Sant’Anselmo. Abbot President Jonathan Licari, O.S.B. and abbots from our own monastic congregation … Continue reading Meeting of North American Abbots

30 Jan 2024

75th Jubilee Celebration concluded

Abbot Isaac Camacho, O.S.B. and the monastic community concluded the 75th anniversary of the dedication of the current abbey church at St. Leo Abbey, located in Pasco County, Florida on Monday, January 29, 2024.  The Most Rev. Elias R. Lorenzo, O.S.B., D.D., V.G., Auxiliary Bishop of Newark, was the main celebrant for the solemn celebration of … Continue reading 75th Jubilee Celebration concluded

29 Jan 2024

Abbatial Blessing at Collegeville

The Most Rev. Patrick M. Neary, C.S.C., D.D., Bishop of St. Cloud, conferred the solemn abbatial blessing this afternoon on Abbot Douglas Mullin, O.S.B., as the eleventh abbot of St. John’s Abbey. Abbot President Jonathan Licari, O.S.B., Abbot Augustine Curley, O.S.B. (Newark), Abbot Michael Calhoun, O.S.B. (Peru), Abbot Valerian Odermann, O.S.B. (Richardton) and Abbot Lawrence Stasyszen, … Continue reading Abbatial Blessing at Collegeville

09 Jan 2024

Abbatial election

The monks of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, MN have gathered for the election of a new abbot. Abbot President Jonathan Licari, O.S.B., a member of that monastery, was present and delegated presiding at the election to Abbot Augustine Curley, O.S.B. (Newark). Today the monks elected Father Douglas Mullin, O.S.B. as the eleventh abbot of St. John’s … Continue reading Abbatial election

08 Jan 2024


Archabbot Martin de Porres Bartel, O.S.B. received Mr. James Bobak, Mr. John Kalajian, and Mr. Abraham Reeder into the postulancy at St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, PA. Welcome!

05 Jan 2024

Abbatial Blessing at Richardton

The Most Rev. David D. Kagan, D.D., Bishop of Bismarck, conferred the solemn abbatial blessing on Abbot Valerian J. Odermann, O.S.B., as the tenth abbot of Assumption Abbey on Wednesday, January 3, 2024. Two abbots of our monastic congregation, Archabbot Martin de Porres Bartel, O.S.B. (Latrobe) and Abbot John Klassen, O.S.B. (Collegeville), concelebrated the Mass. Many family, … Continue reading Abbatial Blessing at Richardton

01 Jan 2024


Brother Jordan Bennett, O.S.B. was clothed in the monastic habit and received into the novitiate during First Vespers for the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God at St. Martin’s Abbey, Lacey, WA. Welcome!

09 Dec 2023

Solemn Profession

Brother Miguel (Fernando) de Andrade, O.S.B. made his solemn (final) profession of monastic vows on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception at Mosteiro de São Bento em Vinhedo, Brazil, a dependent prior of St. Vincent archabbey. 

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