14 Mar 2019

Pastoral Visit to Brazil

Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. made a pastoral visit together with Abbot James Albers, O.S.B. (Atchison) to our monks at São José Priory, Mineiros, Brazil from March 8-14, 2019. During the visit, both abbots also visited with the local community of Benedictine Sisters in Mineiros as well as with the diocesan bishop, Dom Nélio Domingos … Continue reading Pastoral Visit to Brazil

12 Mar 2019

Entrance into Novitiate

Brother Robert Janiga, O.S.B. and Brother Edmundo Cruz, O.S.B. were clothed in the monastic habit and entered the novitiate at St. Peter’s Abbey in Saskatchewan, Canada.

02 Mar 2019

Canonical Visitation in Puerto Rico

Abbot Isaac Camacho, O.S.B. (St. Leo) and Brother Aelred Senna, O.S.B. (Collegeville) conducted the quinquennial canonical visitation of the monastic community at Abadía de San Antonio Abad in Humacao, Puerto Rico from February 26-March 2, 2019. The Abbot President was also present.

25 Feb 2019

Benedictine Abbots & Prioresses

St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama, hosted the quadrennial meeting of Benedictine Abbots and Prioresses on February 22-25, 2019. More than 75 monastic superiors representing more than 2,700 Benedictine men and women in the Americas attended the meeting. The Benedictine Prioresses stayed with the Sisters at Sacred Heart Monastery also in Cullman and the Benedictine … Continue reading Benedictine Abbots & Prioresses

21 Feb 2019

Abbot President’s Council

The Abbot President’s council met at St. Bernard’s Abbey in Cullman, Alabama on February 20-21, 2019. In addition to the ordinary affairs of the Congregation, the councilors finalized plans for the 53rd General Chapter which will be held at St. Anselm Abbey in Manchester, New Hampshire on June 16-21, 2019. The council members include Archabbot … Continue reading Abbot President’s Council

12 Feb 2019


Abbot Cletus Meagher, O.S.B., the ninth abbot of Saint Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama, who turns seventy-five in 2019, announces his impending retirement from the office of abbot. Abbot Cletus’s retirement from the abbatial office will take effect upon the election of his successor, the tenth abbot of St. Bernard Abbey, which will be held … Continue reading Retirement

10 Feb 2019

Prayers for our Sisters

To our Benedictine Sisters everywhere, our very best wishes and prayers for you and your communities on the feast of St. Scholastica.  Let us pray for one another! O God, to show us where innocence leads, you made the soul of your virgin Saint Scholastica soar to heaven like a dove in flight. Grant through … Continue reading Prayers for our Sisters

03 Feb 2019

Canonical Visitation

Abbot John Klassen, O.S.B. (Collegeville), Abbot James Albers, O.S.B. (Atchison), Father Elias Correa-Torres, O.S.B. (Belmont) and Father Michael Tidd, O.S.B. (Morristown) conducted the quinquennial canonical visitation at St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania on January 27-February 3, 2019. The Abbot President was also present.

27 Jan 2019

Simple Profession

Brother Simon Corrigan, O.S.B. made his simple (first) profession of monastic vows at St. Andrew Abbey in Cleveland, Ohio.

18 Jan 2019

Pastoral Visit to Richmond

Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. made his quarterly visit to the monastic communty at Mary Mother of the Church Abbey and Benedictine College Prep in Richmond, Virginia on January 12-18, 2019.

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