02 Feb 2020

Solemn Profession

Brother Francis (Ryan) McCarty, O.S.B. made his solemn (final) profession of monastic vows on the Feast of the Presenttion of the Lord at Saint Anselm Abbey Church, Manchester, NH.

01 Feb 2020

New council in Richmond

The new governing council for Mary Mother of the Church Abbey in Richmond, VA met on January 30-31, 2020 at the monastery.  Present were the new residential canonical administrator, Father Jonathan Licari, O.S.B. (Collegeville), the claustral prior, Father John Mary Lugemwa, O.S.B. (Richmond), Father Jude Brady, O.S.B. (Latrobe) and Father Christopher Kirchgessner, O.S.B. (Belmont).  Also … Continue reading New council in Richmond

26 Jan 2020

Cistercian Abbey

Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. visited with the Cistercian monks of the Common Observance at Our Lady of Dallas Abbey in Texas for the solemnity of the Cistercian founders, Saints Robert, Alberic and Stephen. The monks sponsor Cistercian Preparatory School, which is a member of our International Commission on Benedictine Education.

25 Jan 2020

Praesidium Review

Praesidium, Inc. convoked a meeting in Arlington, Texas on January 23-24, 2020 to review and update the 2016 Standards for Accreditation in preparation for the Annual Assembly of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (C.M.S.M.) in Buffalo, New York in August 2020.  Deacon Steve DiMartino, C.M.S.M. director of safeguarding initiatives, was present with other … Continue reading Praesidium Review

20 Jan 2020

Monks’ Martketplace at Shawnee

The Memorial of Saints Maurus and Placid was the occasion of the grand opening of The Monks’ Marketplace at St. Gregory’s Abbey in Shawnee, OK. Abbot Lawrence Stasyszen, O.S.B. blessed this new venture and welcomed the crowd to the event. Members of the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce (Shawnee Forward) were on hand for the ribbon cutting. … Continue reading Monks’ Martketplace at Shawnee

17 Jan 2020

The Benedictine Schools of Richmond

The future of Richmond Catholic secondary school education just became a lot brighter. Today, after many months of collaborative strategic planning, we are proud to announce: The Benedictine Schools of Richmond. This newly-formed entity will unify these two pillars of Richmond’s Catholic community — Saint Gertrude High School and Benedictine College Preparatory — on the same … Continue reading The Benedictine Schools of Richmond

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

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