Father Benoit Alloggia, O.S.B., Foundation President

Father Benoit Alloggia, O.S.B., Foundation President July 19

Father Benoit Alloggia, O.S.B., is the son of Dante Alloggia and Margueritte Rabette of Noiseau, France. He is a 1986 graduate of Saint Jean Baptiste de le Salle High School in France. His siblings are Pierre of Paris, France; Rev. Samuel, a Passionist priest missionary in Jamaica; Sebastien of Paris; Jean Baptiste of Paris and Claire of Paris.
He entered the novitiate at Saint Vincent Archabbey in July of 2001, and made his first vows on July 10, 2002. He made solemn profession of monastic vows on July 11, 2005. He was ordained to the diaconate on August 9, 2008 by Most Rev. Lawrence E. Brandt, Bishop of Greensburg, in the Archabbey Basilica. He was ordained to the priesthood at Sant’ Anselmo in Rome on June 22, 2009 by Cardinal Bernard Law.
He earned a degree in philosophy from Saint Thomas Pontifical University in Rome in 1991 and a degree in nursing in 1995 from the school of nursing in Rieti, Italy. He studied at Saint Vincent Seminary from 2002 to 2003. He completed graduate studies at Middlebury College in Vermont and Florence, Italy, in 2004. He returned to Saint Thomas Pontifical University in 2006, where he earned a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree in theology in 2009.
He In 2002-2003 he served on the staff of the monastery infirmary and an assistant in the Vocation Office. In 2004, he was named Socius of Novices at Saint Vincent Archabbey as well as food service liaison for monastery food services. He was appointed to the Saint Vincent College Faculty, and taught French and Italian (2004-2006, 2009-present). In 2005 he was named assistant guestmaster of special events. From 2009-2010 he served as a consultant to the Saint Benedict Education Foundation, and in 2010 he was named president of the foundation.