16 December 2022

On the morning of 12 December 2022, three residents of Collegio Sant’Anselmo were installed as acolytes. Acolyte installation is a preparatory rite, or minor order, leading to the priesthood. Installed, in descending order of monastic profession, were Pietro Bui, OSB; Kokila Fernando OSB; and Raban Heyer, OSB.

Pietro Bui is from the monastery of Christ the King in Tien Binh, Vietnam. He made his profession on 12 September 2002. Kokila Fernando, who made his profession on 18 July 2015, is from St. Sylvester’s Monastery, Montefano, in Ampitiya, Sri Lanka. Raban Heyer hails from Subiaco Abbey in Arkansas, U.S.A. He took first vows on 2 February 2016.

The community of Sant’Anselmo warmly sends our best wishes and prayers to these men on their journeys to serve the universal Church.

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.