On Saturday 16 October 2021, an alumni of our college, Fr. Alessandro Trespioli OSB, celebrated his first Mass at his “alma mater”. Fr Alessandro is a monk of the venerable Monastery of Montecassino, and he studied philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo, where he is still enrolled as a second-year student of the licentiate program in Monastic Spiritual Theology.

He was ordained a priest on 25 September 2021 by the imposition of hands of H.E. Mons. Vittorio Viola, Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. After his First Collegio Sant’Anselmo Mass, Fr. Alessandro gave his blessing individually to the residents of the college.

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.