At Collegio Sant’Anselmo we have the joyful and instructive custom of celebrating Mass in a foreign language once a month. The Masses and subsequent festive suppers are organised by our Language Groups and serve as a multicultural exposure to their home countries.

On 20 January, the feast of Saint Sebastian, we celebrated Mass in Catalan, courtesy of the Iberian / Latin-American Language Group. The Mass itself was celebrated in Catalan, but Spanish and Portugese were included in the chants, readings and intentions. The Mass was presided over by the president of the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy, Jordi-Agustí Piqué, of the Abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat in Catalonia, Spain.

After Mass, the community celebrated a festive meal with the traditional Catalan tapas Pa amb tomaquet i pernil, (tomato and ham bruschetta); Espinacs a la Catalana, (Catalanian spinach); Seques amb butifarra, (beans and sausages); and a dessert of Crema Catalana, (Catalan cream). Afterward, each Language Group gathered and socialised in various meeting rooms throughout the Collegio.

Altre Notizie

  • The participants of the Monastic Formators’ Program have spent several weeks at Sant’Anselmo and have proven themselves to be delightful guests. The directors of the program, Fr. Brendan Thomas OSB and Fr. Javier Aparicio OSB, have written a story explaining the program and its value to Benedictine and Cistercian communities.

  • 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.