Then, on Wednesday, the community celebrated the Solemnity of Sant’Anselmo, which is traditionally a celebration of the Pontifical Athenaeum. Hence, Rector Fr. Bernhard celebrated the Solemn Mass, delivered the homily and hosted the festive lunch afterward. This is what he had to say:
“Like some of you, I too was quarantined last week. A quarantine is an opportunity to understand the importance of a community like ours.
“Two years ago, the feast of the Grand Chancellor was unified with this feast. As we belong to the Benedictine Confederation, I take this opportunity to remind you that the Pontifical Athenaeum is entrusted to the Benedictines. Thus all of us, Benedictine teachers and students, are responsible for our university, so that external professors and students find the Benedictine and Anselmian spirit here.
“In this context I would like to thank the College, the Fr. Prior and the officers for their good collaboration. Together we celebrate this feast of Sant’Anselmo. Good wishes and buon appetito.”
We congratulate the “Rettore Magnifico” on his celebrations and thank him for his efforts to manage a unique time for the Athenaeum. You may click this link to find his homily: