The four candidates

John George, of Downside Abbey, in Stratton-on-the-Fosse, England; Gregorio Carrizal, of Santa María y Todos Los Santos, in Teocelo, Mexico; Gregorio Vega, of Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles, in Cuernavaca, Mexico; Meinrad Hötzel of Kloster Einsiedeln, in Einsiedeln, Switzerland

On 15 January, the community of Collegio Sant’Anselmo was pleased to witness the conferral of the ministry of the acolyte on four priestly candidates residing with us while studying in Rome. The four monks hail from monasteries located throughout the world.

The new ministers include, from left: John George, from Downside Abbey in Stratton-on-the-Fosse, England; Gregorio Carrizal, from Santa María y Todos Los Santos, in Teocelo, Mexico; Gregorio Vega, from Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles in Cuernavaca, Mexico; and Meinrad Hötzel from Kloster Einsiedeln, in Einsieldeln, Switzerland.

The ministry was conferred by Abate Primate Gregory Polan, center, who presided over the morning Mass.

Our congratulations and thanks go out to these men for their joyful courage and willingness to follow their priestly vocations.

Altre Notizie

  • On 3 April, the Most Reverend Abbot Notker Wolf OSB, former Abbot Primate of the Benedictine Confederation, died suddenly. Here is the text of the sermon delivered by Prior Mauritius Wilde during the Sant’Anselmo Memorial Mass and links to the obituary, videos, photos and sermons.

  • Fr. Anselm Grün OSB, author and famous alumnus of Sant’Anselmo, was honored by Pope Francis. Story and photos here.

  • On 2 December 2023, the Sant’Anselmo community celebrated the diaconal ordination of Dom Kokila Fernando, OSB, in an ordination Mass presided over by Cardinal Louis Antonio Gokim Tagle. Story and photos here.