11 September 2023

On Sunday, 10 September, The Fifth International Oblate Congress, entitled, “Moving Forward: Living the Wisdom of The Rule”, began with an opening welcome by Abbot Primate Gregory Polan and a German Mass presided by former-Abbot Primate Notker Wolf.

This year marks the first time the week-long International Oblate Congress has been held at Sant’Anselmo. The monastic community has been proud and pleased to welcome 150 participants from 25 countries into our home. The common conferences are being held in the Basilica, while the smaller workshops are conducted in the various classrooms of the Ateneo. The conferences and workshops are live-streamed and one can find the links here: www.obl-osb.net.

In the spring of 2003, then-Abbot Primate Notker Wolf asked the National Directive Council of Italian Benedictine Oblates to organize, in Rome, the First World Congress of Benedictine Oblates. The First World Congress of Benedictine Oblates took place in Rome at the Salesianum Conference Center in September of 2005. The success of that congress convinced all involved to continue gathering every four years. This is the first congress since 2017, the four-year cycle having been interrupted by the pandemic.

The community of Sant’Anselmo wishes the oblates a spiritually enriching and materially successful experience.

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.