31 Aug 2017

International Junior Congress

During the last weeks of June, junior monks from our congregation travelled to Sant’Anselmo in Rome to attend the International Junior Benedictine Congress.  During the Congress, Brother John Mark Falkenheim, OSB (Saint Meinrad) gave several presentations on celibacy.  The conference included pilgrimages to the Benedictine sites of Montecassino and Subiaco as well as Vatican City.

06 Aug 2017

Canonical Visitation

Abbot John Klassen, O.S.B. (Collegeville) and Father James Flint, O.S.B. (Lisle) conducted the quinquennial canonical visitation of the monastic community at Assumption Abbey, Richardton, ND from August 6-11, 2017.

06 Aug 2017

Visitation Workshop

Abbot Richard Cronin, O.S.B and Prior Jerome Borski, O.S.B. welcomed twenty abbots and monks from our monastic Congregation to St. Mary’s Abbey, Morristown, NJ for a workshop on canonical visitations from August 6-10, 2017. Workshop presenters included Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B., Father Daniel Ward, O.S.B. (Collegeville) and Dr. Mathias Hagovsky.  The purpose of this … Continue reading Visitation Workshop

02 Aug 2017

Conference of Major Superiors of Men

Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B., Abbot John Klassen, O.S.B. (Collegeville), Abbot Lawrence Stasyszen, O.S.B. (Shawnee) and Prior Jerome Borski, O.S.B. (Morristown) attended the annual assembly of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men from August 1-4, 2017 in Scottsdale, AZ.  In the pre-assembly workshop on August 1, 2017, a panel offered important information on the … Continue reading Conference of Major Superiors of Men

27 Jul 2017

Abbatial Election

The monastic chapter at Assumption Abbey in Richardton, ND, elected Father Daniel Maloney O.S.B. as the ninth abbot of the community on July 27, 2017. Abbot Daniel has had a distinguished career as professor of philosophy at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, and has also served the Benedictine Sisters at Annunciation Monastery, also in Bismarck, as … Continue reading Abbatial Election

25 Jul 2017

Canonical Visitation

Abbot emeritus Matthew Leavy, O.S.B. (Manchester) and Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B. (Latrobe) conducted the quinquennial canonical visitation of the monastic community at St. Bede Abbey, Peru, IL from July 25-28, 2017.

20 Jul 2017

Formation Convocation

Archabbot Douglas Nowicki, O.S.B and Prior Earl Henry, O.S.B. welcomed twenty-three novice masters and formation directors of our monastic Congregation to St. Vincent Archabbey. Latrobe, PA for a formation convocation from July 20-24, 2017.  The convocation was one of the initiatives of the new mutual assistance committee established by the 52nd General Chapter.  The purpose … Continue reading Formation Convocation

16 Jul 2017

Student Benedictine Leadership Conference

Students from Benedictine high schools throughout the United States gathered at St. Benedict’s Abbey and College, Atchison, Kansas for a leadership conference based on the Rule of St. Benedict from July 16-19, 2017. Ms. Molly Buccola of Woodside Priory School, Portola Valley, CA and Mr. Phil Baniewicz of Maur Hill-Mount Academy, Atchison, KS were the … Continue reading Student Benedictine Leadership Conference

15 Jul 2017

Diaconate Ordination

Brother Martinho Zevallos Chávez, O.S.B. was ordained to the diaconate by the Most Rev. Airton José dos Santos, Archbishop of Campinas, in the chapel of São Bento Priory, Vinhedo, Brazil. Archabbot Douglas Nowicki, O.S.B. (Latrobe) traveled to Vinhedo for the ordination liturgy. São Bento Priory is a dependent foundation of Saint Vincent Archabbey.

11 Jul 2017

Solemn Vows

Brother Benedict van Ginkel, O.S.B., (Muenster) made his solemn profession of monastic vows at St. Peter’s Abbey Church in Muenster, Canada.

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