26 September 2023

On Sunday, 24 September, 26 new residents arrived at Collegio Sant’Anselmo in preparation for a week of orientation that will include instructions concerning liturgy, choir, safety guidelines, security, finances and laundry. In addition, the officials of the Collegio will provide guided tours of the basilica, the library and Testaccio, the neighborhood surrounding Sant’Anselmo. A highlight of the orientation will be a day-long visit to Sacro Speco, in Subiaco.

The 26 residents hail from 14 countries. Seventeen of them are from the Benedictine Confederation; the others are a mix of diocesan priests, lay students and volunteers. A breakdown of the numbers from the different countries are: three from Austria, three from Brazil, one from Canada, one from China, one from Columbia, three from Germany, two from India, one from Italy, one from the Philippines, one from Sri Lanka, two from Tanzania, one from Togo, five from the USA, and two from Vietnam.

Our international character is at the heart of who we are at Sant’Anselmo. We believe that living, learning and praying with people from different cultures is a vital part of modern monastic formation and is one of our great strengths and joys. We not only introduce our residents to the richness that is the Worldwide Benedictine Confederation, but stand as a witness to the power of Christian love to create harmonious and productive communities.

Altre Notizie

  • Explore our gallery of former residents and see how the spirit of faith, hope, and love has shaped our Benedictine community over the years. Story and link here.

  • 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.