21 June 2024

At the end of the 2016 academic year, Sant’Anselmo’s new prior, Father Mauritius Wilde, commissioned Sant’Anselmo’s photographer to take a photo of the departing residents. “We should make this a tradition,” he said, “so that in a few years, we will have a collection of these photos for the archives and for our former residents.” The photographer agreed, and since then, a group photo has been taken at the end of each Spring semester.

This year, Prior Mauritius decided to publish the collection on the web site. All the years from 2016 to 2024 are represented, except for 2021, when the Covid pandemic precluded group gatherings. The results are fascinating and clarifying: Each of these men has been significantly impacted by their experience of living in an international community of Benedictine monks. In turn, they have influenced their fellow residents by celebrating their nationalities, languages, and cultures in a community of prayer, study and growth unlike any other.

At Sant’Anselmo, we achieve this through the teachings of Christ and the sentiment of 1 Corinthians 13. We strive daily to practice faith, hope, and love. But above all, love.

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.