15 Jan 2020

Simple Profession

Brother Bede (Daniel) McKeon, O.S.B. made his simple (first) profession of monastic vows on the Memorial of Saints Maur and Placid at Mary Help of Christians Abbey Basilica, Belmont N.C.

14 Jan 2020


Brother Samuel (Connor) Jones, O.S.B. and Brother Bernard (Justin) Meyers, O.S.B. were clothed in the monastic habit and received into the novitiate at Mary Help of Christian Abbey in Belmont, N.C.

06 Jan 2020

Solemn Profession

Brother Gabriel Pereira Lopes, O.S.B. made his solemn (final) profession of monastic vows at the Monastery of São Bento in Vinhedo, Brazil on the solemnity of the Lord’s Epiphany.

04 Jan 2020

Visit to St. Leo

The Abbot President rang in the new year with the monastic community at St. Leo Abbey in Florida during his pastoral visit to the sunshine state from December 30, 2019 – January 4, 2020. Abbot Elias presided at Mass and Vespers on the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God for the monastery and university … Continue reading Visit to St. Leo

16 Dec 2019

Visit to Richmond

Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. made another pastoral visit to the monastic community at Mary Mother of the Church abd Benedictine College Prep, Richmond, VA on December 5-16, 2019.  During this visit the cadets and their families gatered for their annual Advent Lessons & Carols and the oblates, benefactors and volunteers of the monastery also … Continue reading Visit to Richmond

14 Dec 2019

Administrator in Richmond

The monastic community at Mary Mother of the Church Abbey in Richmond, VA has been working on new governance structures for both the school and the monastery.  Father Daniel Ward, O.S.B. (Collegeville) and Father John Fortin, O.S.B. (Manchester) are working as consultants on these new structures. To assist in their implementation, Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, … Continue reading Administrator in Richmond

08 Dec 2019

Simple Profession

Brother Maximilian Mary (Martin) Anderson, O.S.B. and Brother Angelus (Charles) Atkinson made their simple (first) profession of monastic vows on the Second Sunday of Avdent at St. Benedict’s Abbey Church, Atchison, KS.

08 Dec 2019

Entrance into Novitiate

Brother Vladimir (John) Barrett, O.S.B. and Brother Jean Marie (Thomas) Hogan, O.S.B. were clothed in the monastic habit and received into the novitiate at St. Benedict’s Abbey in Atchison, Kansas.  Photo of novices with Abbot James Albers, O.S.B. and Novice Master Father Jay Kythe, O.S.B.

01 Dec 2019

Visiting Sant’Anselmo

While in Rome for the Union of Superiors General, Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. visited the monks of our Congregation living and studying at Sant’Anselmo on the Aventine from November 29-December 2, 2019.  Several gathered for a supper together in Testaccio; In photo from left to right:  Brother Luke Hsu, O.S.B. (Latrobe), Father Marion Nguyen, … Continue reading Visiting Sant’Anselmo

29 Nov 2019

Union of Superiors General

The 93rd General Assembly of the Union of Superiors General was held in Rome on November 27-29, 2019 at Centro Pellegrini Santa Teresa Couderc.  Abbot Primate Gregory Polan, O.S.B. and Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B., were among the 300 superiors general present.  The theme of the assembly was “Religious Life in the 21st century.”  Among … Continue reading Union of Superiors General

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