New Abbot Primate

New Abbot Primate

October 24
Abbot Gregory Polan of Conception Abbey in Missouri has been elected the new Abbot Primate of the worldwide Benedictine order, an office designed to represent the Benedictines at global meetings and to promote the unity of the order's various abbeys and priories. Read More
Foundation Benefit In Lisle

Foundation Benefit In Lisle

January 25
Prioress Mary Bratrsovsky, O.S.B., Sacred Heart Monastery and Abbot Austin Murphy, O.S.B., Saint Procopius Abbey, will host a benefit for the Benedictine sisters and monks studying at Sant' Anselmo on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Sacred Heart Monastery. Read More
Celebrate Spring Dinner at Rizzo's

Celebrate Spring Dinner at Rizzo's

March 10
The Saint Benedict Education Foundation will host its fourth annual Celebrate Spring Dinner at Rizzo's Malabar Inn Banquet Hall at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28. The dinner, served family style, will feature hot and cold antipasti, pasta, assorted meats, dessert and wine. For more information contact the Saint Benedict Education Foundation office at 724-805-2607 or register online at www.stvincentstore.com/saint-benedict-foundation-dinner.html. Read More
Eisaman Named To Board

Eisaman Named To Board

July 16
Karl E. Eisaman of Greensburg has been named to the Board of Directors of the Saint Benedict Education Foundation, based in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. The foundation helps raise funds for scholarships for students attending the international Benedictine university in Rome, Sant' Anselmo. Read More
Derhofer Named To Board

Derhofer Named To Board

July 16
George N. Derhofer of Greensboro, North Carolina, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Saint Benedict Education Foundation, based in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. The foundation helps raise funds for scholarships for students attending the international Benedictine university in Rome, Sant' Anselmo. Read More
Sunset at the Barn August 10, 2013

Sunset at the Barn August 10, 2013

July 16
The Saint Benedict Education Foundation will host its third annual Sunset at the Barn on Saturday, August 10 at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve on the campus of Saint Vincent College, Latrobe. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the barn, followed by cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction. Saxophonist James Boggs will provide musical selections. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.stvincentstore.com, or by calling the foundation office at 724-805-2607. Proceeds benefit scholarships for students attending the international Benedictine university, Sant' Anselmo in Rome. Funds are directed to students from Benedictine communities that are unable to support the cost of educating their members. Read More
Abbot Notker Wolf Re-Elected

Abbot Notker Wolf Re-Elected

September 27
Abbot Notker Wolf, 72, was elected abbot primate for the third time by the world's abbots at the quadrennial meeting at Sant'Anselmo, Rome. Abbot Notker was the Archabbot of Saint Ottilien when he was elected the Abbot Primate in 1977. Wolf professed vows in 1962, was ordained in 1968, elected abbot in 1977, and elected the primate in 2000, and re-elected in 2008 and 2012. He will serve a four-year term. Read More

Consultors For The New Evangelization

September 27
 Two of the consultors of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization appointed by The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, have ties to Sant’ Anselmo: Read More
Archbishop Wilton J. Gregory To Give Lecture November 27

Archbishop Wilton J. Gregory To Give Lecture November 27

September 27
Archbishop Wilton J. Gregory of the Archdiocese of Atlanta will give the fourth annual lecture of the Saint Benedict Education Foundation at Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, on Tuesday, November 27, at the Fred M. Rogers Center. Read More
J. Harry Haslam, Jr., Named Board Chairman

J. Harry Haslam, Jr., Named Board Chairman

July 24
 J. Harry Haslam, Jr., a longtime member of the Board of  Directors of the Saint Benedict Education Foundation, Inc., has been named Board Chairman. The foundation, based in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, helps raise funds for scholarships for students attending the international Benedictine university in Rome, Sant' Anselmo. Read More
2012 Sunset at the Barn August 18

2012 Sunset at the Barn August 18

May 30
 The Saint Benedict Education Foundation will host its second annual Sunset at the Barn on Saturday, August 18 at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve. The event will begin with Mass at 6 p.m., followed by cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction. Saxophonist James Boggs will provide musical selections Tickets are available for purchase online or by calling the foundation office at 724-805-2607. Proceeds benefit scholarships for students attending the international Benedictine university in Rome, Sant' Anselmo.  Read More
Rosemary V. Madonia Named To Foundation Board

Rosemary V. Madonia Named To Foundation Board

October 5
Rosemary V. Madonia of Plant City, Florida, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Saint Benedict Education Foundation, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. The foundation supports and raises money for student scholarships for the international Benedictine university of Sant’ Anselmo in Rome.. Read More
Wine Tasting Event in Lisle, Illinois

Wine Tasting Event in Lisle, Illinois

September 29
Prioress Mary Bratrsovsky, O.S.B., of Sacred Heart Monastery, and Abbot Austin Murphy, O.S.B., of Saint Procopius Abbey, will host an event to benefit Benedictine students from developing nations who study at the international Benedictine university in Rome, Sant' Anselmo, on Sunday, November 6, 2011, in Lisle, Illinois. Read More
Sunset at the Barn Fund Raiser

Sunset at the Barn Fund Raiser

July 18
 The Saint Benedict Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises money for scholarships for the international Benedictine university in Rome, Sant' Anselmo, will hold a fundraising event in Latrobe on August 6. Read More
Paul Augustin Cardinal Mayer, O.S.B. Chair in Sacramental Theology

Paul Augustin Cardinal Mayer, O.S.B. Chair in Sacramental Theology

July 19
The Saint Benedict Education Foundation announces the establishment of the Paul Augustin Cardinal Mayer, O.S.B., Chair in Sacramental Theology. Establishment of this scholarship will enable Sant' Anselmo to hire a full-time professor in Sacramental Theology. Read More
Archbishop Sartain Lectures On Liturgy, Evangelization

Archbishop Sartain Lectures On Liturgy, Evangelization

July 19
By Elizabeth Cousins Read More
Event Held In Morristown, N.J.

Event Held In Morristown, N.J.

May 25
 By Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B. Read More
Nearly 60 Attend Illinois Event

Nearly 60 Attend Illinois Event

May 25
 Nearly sixty people attended an event in Lisle, Illinois, hosted by the Saint Benedict Education Foundation. Read More
Fall 2011 Update

Fall 2011 Update

May 26
Since our last newsletter in the fall, we have been quite busy here. Many activities have been taking place, and our foundation is making good progress. Read More
Cardinal Opens School Year

Cardinal Opens School Year

May 26
 Cardinal Antonio Cañizares-Llovera, the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, gave the principal address at the official opening of the academic year at Sant’ Anselmo in October. Read More
Construction Projects Completed

Construction Projects Completed

May 25
 The reconstruction of this roof of the atrium and the church at Sant’ Anselmo has been completed. Administrators also started a long-term program of reconstrution of all the roofs of Sant’ Anselmo. Much of the work was completed before the start of the school year, although some work is ongoing. Read More
New Liturgical Institute Leader

New Liturgical Institute Leader

May 25
 Father Ephrem Carr, O.S.B., a Benedictine monk of St. Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana, and a long-time member of the faculty at Sant’ Anselmo, was elected President of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute on November 13, 2008. Following approval by Abbot Primate Notker Wolf, O.S.B., Father Ephrem began his four-year term of office in December. The Pontifical Liturgical Institute was established in 1961 by Blessed Pope John XXIII in order to deepen and strengthen the historical and theological study of the Church’s liturgy, which is the heart of its prayer life. Read More
New Prior At Sant' Anselmo

New Prior At Sant' Anselmo

May 26
Father Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B., will assume the office of Prior of Sant’ Anselmo in September 2009. As such, he will be responsible for the daily operations of a large and complex international community—home to Benedictines of many nations, cultures, and languages. The Prior is the Abbot Primate’s principle assistant in overseeing the growth and health of the Benedictines who live and study in the heart of Rome. Read More
New Rector At Sant' Anselmo

New Rector At Sant' Anselmo

May 26
Father Juan Javier Flores Arcas, O.S.B., was elected Rector of the Pontifical Athenaeum of Sant’ Anselmo on March 19, 2009, with his election being confirmed by the Holy See on April 3, 2009. Abbot Primate Notker Wolf, O.S.B. oversaw the process in which Father Juan Javier was elected by his colleagues on the faculty of Sant’ Anselmo. Read More
New Abbot

New Abbot

May 26
On March 24, 2007, Father Daniël Hombergen, OCSO, a monk of the Trappist Abbey of Maria Toevlucht (‘Our Lady of Refuge’) in Holland and the Dean of the Theological Faculty at the Pontifical Athenaeum of Saint Anselm, was elected Abbot of his community. Read More
Monsignor Crispino Valenziano Receives Honorary Degree

Monsignor Crispino Valenziano Receives Honorary Degree

May 25
On May 24, 2007 Monsignor Crispino Valenziano, a priest of the Diocese of Cefalù in Sicily, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Sacred Liturgy Honoris Causa during a ceremony held in his honor at Sant’ Anselmo in Rome. A native of Cefalù, Msgr. Valenziano began his seminary studies there before being sent to Rome for further training. He completed his doctorate in Philosophy at the Pontifical Gregorian University and subsequently began a long and distinguished period of service to the Church as a teacher and scholar. Read More
Alumni Spotlight—Bishop Sartain

Alumni Spotlight—Bishop Sartain

May 25
On Tuesday, May 16, 2006, the Apostolic Nuncio announced the appointment of Bishop J. Peter Sartain (pronounced Sar’-tin) as the Fourth Bishop of Joliet, Illinois. The new Bishop, who was installed on June 27, 2006, joins a growing cadre of Sant’ Anselmo alumni who have taken leadership positions within the Church. Read More
Archbishop Lectures At Sant' Anselmo

Archbishop Lectures At Sant' Anselmo

May 25
 The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, drew from the Rule of Saint Benedict in a November 21, 2006, lecture at Sant’ Anselmo. He noted that modern civilization needs to discover a proper sense of the values of time, authority and participation if it is to renew its sense of purpose and enable communities to cope with modern pressures. Among those on hand for the lecture were, in the top right photo, Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in the Roman Curia (left) and Very Rev. Mark Sheridan, Rector of Sant’ Anselmo, who introduced the Archbishop. Read More
Saint Benedict Education Foundation Established

Saint Benedict Education Foundation Established

May 25
 “We intend to establish a school for the Lord’s service.” Among the many tenets of Saint Benedict, this is, perhaps, one of the most prevalent derivatives of his influence in Benedictine monasticism’s rich history. Catholic elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities throughout the world are concrete, physical examples of how Saint Benedict’s guidance thrives, not decades, but centuries after his passing. Read More
Pope Benedict XVI Remembers Benedictine Cardinal Mayer

Pope Benedict XVI Remembers Benedictine Cardinal Mayer

May 25
VATICAN CITY, MAY 3, 2010 - Translation of the eulogy Pope Benedict XVI delivered during the funeral liturgy for Cardinal Paul Augustin Mayer, 98. The funeral was held in Saint Peter’s Basilica. Read More
Become A Patron of Sant Anselmo

Become A Patron of Sant Anselmo

May 26
By Paul Whiteside Read More
Sant' Anselmo Graduate To Head New Office In Atlanta

Sant' Anselmo Graduate To Head New Office In Atlanta

May 25
NOVEMBER 9, 2006 Read More
New President

New President

May 26
Father Benoit Alloggia, O.S.B., of Noiseau, France, has been appointed the new president of the Saint Benedict Education Foundation. Read More
Writing Part of Monastic Vocation For Father Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B.

Writing Part of Monastic Vocation For Father Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B.

May 25
By Kim Metzgar Read More
Perchak Scholarship Helps African Students

Perchak Scholarship Helps African Students

May 25
By Carly Marsh Read More
Congress of Abbots 2008

Congress of Abbots 2008

May 26
Sant' Anselmo hosted the Congress of Abbots September 18-27, 2008. The congress, held every four years, gathers the abbots of all Benedictine monasteries, the abbot presidents of all Benedictine congregations, and the priors of dependent houses. The are approximately 260 monastic communities and approximately 230 persons attended the congress. Read More
New Book On Appreciating The Liturgy

New Book On Appreciating The Liturgy

May 26
Father Ed Mazich, O.S.B., our Foundation President, recommends a book written by two Monks, Appreciating the Collect: An Irenic Methodology, edited by Father James Leachman of Ealing Abbey, London, and Father Daniel McCarthy of Saint Benedict's Abbey, Atchison, Kansas. Read More
Author Peter Kreeft To Speak At Event For The Saint Benedict Education Foundation

Author Peter Kreeft To Speak At Event For The Saint Benedict Education Foundation

May 25
Author Peter Kreeft will speak at an event for the Saint Benedict Education Foundation, to be held at 7 p.m. Friday, October 24. 2008, at the Carey Performing Arts Center at Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Read More
Saint Benedict Education Foundation Hosts Noted Liturgical Scholar: Bishop J. Peter Sartain

Saint Benedict Education Foundation Hosts Noted Liturgical Scholar: Bishop J. Peter Sartain

May 25
The Saint Benedict Education Foundation will host a lecture by Bishop J. Peter Sartain on Friday, October 29, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College. Read More
Printed Aides Could Make a Comeback with New Liturgy Translation

Printed Aides Could Make a Comeback with New Liturgy Translation

May 26
Benedictine Father Paul Gunter is a professor of the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy Rome and Consulter to the Office of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff. Read More
Church's Liturgy Goes Beyond Conciliar Reform

Church's Liturgy Goes Beyond Conciliar Reform

May 26
VATICAN CITY, May 6, 2011—Today the Holy Father received participants in the Ninth International Congress on the Liturgy sponsored by the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Rome's St. Anselm Pontifical Athenaeum, on the fiftieth anniversary of its foundation. Read More