The Pontifical Athenaeum of Sant’ Anselmo is an academic institute of higher learning dedicated to sacred studies and related disciplines founded by Pope Leo XIII, Pope Saint Pius X and confirmed by Pope Pius XI. The Athenaeum consists of three faculties: philosophy, theology, and the Pontifical Liturgical Institute founded by Blessed Pope John XXIII.

The Athenaeum has as its goal the philosophical and theological education of men and women, religious, clerical and lay, especially those sent by monasteries of the Benedictine Confederation, in the authentic teaching of the Church with the goal of promoting the ministry of evangelization in their own churches throughout the world.