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10 Nov 2018

President’s Council

The financial advisers of the Congregation met with the Abbot President’s Council at St. Procopius Abbey in Lisle, Illinois on Nov 8-9, 2018 to review the annual certified audits of our monasteries and their sponsored apostolates. These advisers include Abbot Mark Cooper, O.S.B. (Manchester), Father Martin Bartle, O.S.B. (Latrobe), Father Isaiah Frederick, O.S.B. (Collegeville) and … Continue reading President’s Council

08 Nov 2018

Announcement of Transfer

Mt. Saviour Monastery in Elmira, N.Y. has been in the process of discernment in order to transfer from our monastic Congregation into the Subiaco Cassinese Congregation. That process began in 2014 with the English Province of that monastic Congregation. Abbot President Guillermo Léon Arboleda Tamayo, O.S.B. has now communicated that the discernment and transfer process … Continue reading Announcement of Transfer

08 Nov 2018

Pastoral Visit to Lisle

Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. visited the monastic community at St. Procopius Abbey in Lisle, Illinois from November 5-7, 2018. While in Lisle, he also dropped in at Benet Academy, the sponsored apostolate of the abbey.  He also visited the Benedictine Sisters at Sacred Heart Monastery and their sponsored apostolate, Villa St. Benedict, a senior … Continue reading Pastoral Visit to Lisle

03 Nov 2018

Pastoral Visit to Cleveland

Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. visited the monastery and school at St. Andrew Abbey in Cleveland, OH on October 31-November 3, 2018.  During this visit Abbot Elias presided at the school’s liturgy on the Solemnity of All Saints and gave two workshops on child protection to the monks and their newly formed lay review board.

26 Oct 2018

Pastoral Visit to Manchester

Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. visited the monastic community at St. Anselm Abbey in Manchester, NH on October 23-26, 2018 to prepare for the 53rd General Chapter of the Congregaiton which the Manchester community is hosting on June 16-21, 2019.

24 Oct 2018

Simple Profession

Brother Mariano Franco-Mendez, O.S.B. made his simple (first) profession of monastic vows at St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, MN on October, 24, 2018, which is also the anniversary of the dedication of the abbey church.

18 Oct 2018

Canonical Visitation

Abbot Philip Davey, O.S.B. (Peru, IL) and Father Augustine Kelly, O.S.B. (Manchester, NH) conducted the quinquennial canonical visitation of the monastic community at Newark Abbey in New Jersey on October 14-18, 2018.  The Abbot President was also present.

14 Oct 2018

Pastoral Visit to St. Leo Abbey

Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B made a pastoral visit to the community of St. Leo Abbey in Florida from October 10-14, 2018. During this visit, Abbot Elias gave two presentations on safe environment programs, one to the monastic community and another to the newly formed abbey review board.

07 Oct 2018

Canonical Visitation

Abbot Matthew Leavy, O.S.B. (Woodside, CA) and Father Daniel Ward, O.S.B. (Collegeville, MN) conducted the quinquennial canonical visitation of the monastic community of Mary Mother of the Church Abbey in Richmond, VA on October 4-6, 2018.  The Abbot President was also present.

25 Sep 2018

Mutual Assistance

Members of the Congregation’s mutual assistance committee met at Newark Abbey to assess the results of the questionnaire distributed to the abbots at their annual workshop last February. The committee also reviewed the on-going work and status of various subcommittees on formation, liturgy, monastic life, safe environment, vocations and canonical affairs. A large part of … Continue reading Mutual Assistance

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