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Abbot Primate Notker Wolf O.S.B., Ph.D.

Abbot Primate Notker Wolf O.S.B., Ph.D.

October 5
Abbot Primate Notker Wolf O.S.B., Ph.D., born 1940 in Bad Grönenbach in the Allgäu, entered the Archabbey of Saint Ottilien in 1961, studied philosophy at the Papal University of Sant' Anselmo in Rome, theology and natural sciences at the LMU in Munich. In 1968 he was ordained priest and in 1971 called to Rome and appointed a lecturer at the Benedictine University of Sant'Anselmo. In 1977 he was elected Archabbot of Saint Ottilien and with that Abbot President of the worldwide Benedictine Congregation of St. Ottilien. In the year 2000 he was elected Abbot Primate of the Benedictine Confederation and in 2008 elected for a further four years. He is the author of several best-selling books. His hobbies are classical flute, electric guitar and languages. Read More
Dr. Stephen Butler, Chairman of the Board

Dr. Stephen Butler, Chairman of the Board

October 5
Stephen M. Butler, M.D., FACS was born in Utica, New York and moved with his family to Kansas City in 1970. There he attended Rockhurst High School, a Jesuit Preparatory School, and entered the six year combined B.A./M.D. program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City directly from high school. Read More
J. Harry Haslam, Jr.

J. Harry Haslam, Jr.

May 30
 J. Harry Haslam, Jr., and his wife Kimi live on Tybee Island, Georgia, and enjoy traveling and conservation of wildlife habitats. They have five children and six grandchildren. Harry is a member of Saint Michael’s Catholic Church and a Benedictine Oblate. Four generations of his family have attended Benedictine Military School, Savannah, Georgia, which is operated by Benedictine monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey. Read More
Dr. Leo J. Shea III

Dr. Leo J. Shea III

July 19
Leo J. Shea III, Ph.D. is Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Rusk Institute, a division of the New York University Medical Center. He maintains a private practice both in New York and Massachusetts focusing on traumatic brain injury, tick-borne diseases, neurological injury/illness, chronic illness, trauma and loss, contingency and disaster management and provides psychotherapy and cognitive remediation to individuals and groups. Read More
Sister Judith Ann Heble, O.S.B.

Sister Judith Ann Heble, O.S.B.

July 19
Sister Judith Ann Heble, OSB, Prioress of Sacred Heart Monastery in Lisle, Illinois, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Saint Benedict Education Foundation, which supports the international Benedictine university in Rome, Sant’Anselmo. Prioress of her community since 1993, she has also been serving as the Moderator of the Communio Internationalis Benedictinarum (CIB) for the past three years. She has been active in this international conference of Benedictine Women for the past twelve years. She likewise serves on the honorary advisory board of The Beit Benedict Foundation. Sister Judith Ann is the past President of the Conference of Benedictine Prioresses, having served in that capacity for twelve years. Read More
 Abbot Gregory J. Polan, O.S.B.

Abbot Gregory J. Polan, O.S.B.

September 12
Abbot Gregory Polan, O.S.B. was raised in the western suburbs of Chicago and came to the rolling hills of northwest Missouri in 1970 to begin the novitiate. He professed vows on 28 August 1971, solemn vows on 31 August 1974, and was ordained to the priesthood on 26 May 1977. From 1980 to 1984, he did doctoral studies in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Faculty of St. Paul University, Ottawa. He served in the administration of Conception Seminary College from 1985 to 1996. On 6 November 1996, he was elected Abbot of Conception Abbey, where he still serves today. Read More
Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B.

Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B.

July 19
Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., is the eleventh Archabbot of Saint Vincent Archabbey and Chancellor of Saint Vincent College and Seminary, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and the Major Superior of the Benedictines at the Priory and Benedictine Military School in Savannah, Georgia, and the Benedictine Priories in Brazil and Taiwan. Read More
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. Read More
Father Edward M. Mazich, O.S.B., ex officio member

Father Edward M. Mazich, O.S.B., ex officio member

July 16
Father Edward Michael Mazich, O.S.B., is a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey. Read More

Robert Cahill, Board of Directors, Chairman Emeritus

July 19
Mr. Robert Cahill of New York City served on the board of the Saint Benedict Education Foundation and its predecessor, the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy (PIL) foundation for more than fifteen years, and as its chairman for more than ten years. Read More