31 Jan 2023

Church Dedication Anniversary

St. Leo Abbey near Dade City in Florida celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Dedication of the Abbey Church on Sunday, January 29, 2023. The Most Rev. Elias R. Lorenz, O.S.B., D.D., V.G., Regional Bishop in the Archdiocese of Newark, was the main celebrant and homilist. Also present for the jubilee was the Most Rev. … Continue reading Church Dedication Anniversary

15 Nov 2022

Meeting of Priors

The annual meeting of Benedictine Priors took place at St. Louis Abbey in Missouri from Thursday, November 3, 2022 through Sunday, November 6, 2022. Father Earl Henry, O.S.B., a seasoned claustral prior from St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, was the keynote presenter. As part of the schedule, the claustral priors visited the Cathedral-Basilica in … Continue reading Meeting of Priors

11 Nov 2022

Finance Council

Abbot President Jonathan Licari, O.S.B. convened the finance council of the Congregation at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, MN from November 9-10, 2022 to review the independent certified audits of the monasteries and schools of the Congregation. Members include Archabbot Martin de Porres Bartel, O.S.B. (St. Vincent Archabbey), Father Isaiah Fredericks, O.S.B. (St. John’s Abbey), … Continue reading Finance Council

28 Oct 2022

Canonical Visitation in Peru

Abbot John Klassen, O.S.B. (St. John’s Abbey) and Father Daniel Ward, O.S.B. (St. John’s Abbey) conducted the quinquennial canonical visitation of the monastic community at St. Bede Abbey in Peru, IL from October 23-27, 2022.

25 Oct 2022

Board Meeting

Abbot President Jonathan Licari, O.S.B., attended the board meeting of The Benedictine Schools of Richmond in Richmond, VA from October 21-22, 2022.

12 Oct 2022


Brother Aelred (Caleb) Whitlock, O.S.B. and Brother John Fisher (Liam) Helm, O.S.B. were clothed in the monastic habit and received into the novitiate at St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, PA. Welcome!

19 Sep 2022

St. Andrew Abbey Centenary Celebration

The Benedictine monks of St. Andrew Abbey celebrated their Centennial with over 500 guests at Assumption Church in Broadview Heights, Ohio on September 18, 2022. The Most Rev. Edward Malesic, D.D., J.C.L. Bishop of Cleveland, celebrated the Centenary Mass with Abbot Gary Hoover ‘74, O.S.B. The homily was given by the Most Rev. Roger Gries, … Continue reading St. Andrew Abbey Centenary Celebration

16 Sep 2022

Blessing New Abbot

His Eminence Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark ,presided at the solemn celebration of the Eucharist on September 15, 2022 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark in which he also conferred the abbatial blessing on Abbot Augustine Curley, O.S.B. of Newark Abbey.  The Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese, Abbot … Continue reading Blessing New Abbot

14 Sep 2022

Simple Profession

Brother John Michael (Ford) Nguyen, O.S.B. made his simple (first) profession of monastic vows at St. Gregory’s Abbey in Shawnee, OK on the feast of the Triumph of the Holy Cross.

05 Sep 2022


As part of the formation program for new bishops organized by the Dicastery for Bishops in Rome, the Most Rev. Elias R. Lorenzo, O.S.B., D.D., V.G., monk of St. Mary’s Abbey and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, concelebrated the Beatification Mass of Pope John Paul I in St. Peter’s Square together with Pope … Continue reading Beatification

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