Benedictines: April 2012 Archives

a budding OSB Oliv.jpgThis young man may be elected the abbot general and the Abbot of the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore of the Olivetan Benedictines at some point. The abbot general is also appointed by the pope as the territorial abbot of this monastery, hence the magenta skull cap.

The Benedictine monks of Mount Olivet in Tuscany function as a congregation more than in a "traditional" Benedictine manner in that there's a major religious superior who can move monks from one monastery to another, among other things that make the Olivetans.

As you see, the symbol of the abbot general's office fits the boy well enough. A budding Benedictine!

Saint Benedict and Saint Bernard Tolomei, pray for us.
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The Portsmouth Institute is set to begin its third year of work from June 22-24, 2012, with the theme of "Modern Science, Ancient Faith." 

The Institute is located at Portsmouth Abbey and School (Portsmouth, RI).

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About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]



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