Father Benoit Alloggia, O.S.B., of Noiseau, France, has been appointed the new president of the Saint Benedict Education Foundation.
A monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, he attended high school in France, earned degrees in philosophy from Saint Thomas Pontifical University in Rome (1991) and nursing from the school of nursing in Rieti, Italy (1995) before entering the monastic community of Saint Vincent Archabbey in 2001. Father Benoit was ordained to the priesthood at Sant’ Anselmo in Rome in 2009. He has also studied at Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe (2002-2003), and at Middlebury College in Vermont and Florence, Italy (2004). He returned to Saint Thomas Pontifical University in 2006, where he earned a degree in theology in 2009. At Saint Vincent he has been on the infirmary staff, assisted in the vocation office, served as socius of novices, and is currently a French and Italian instructor at Saint Vincent College. He served as a consultant to the Saint Benedict Education Foundation, prior to his appointment as president.
Father Edward M. Mazich, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey, past president of the Saint Benedict Education Foundation, will remain as a consultant to the foundation staff. He also serves as a professor at Saint Vincent Seminary, and Novice Master of the Benedictine Community in Latrobe.