- Monday, 20 May 2013 14:45
Following Saint Benedict’s direction to monks, we are to “sing with pleasure, sing with wisdom.”
The Pontifical Liturgical Institute operated by the Benedictines in Rome at Sant’Anselmo
, has initiated a Masters program in Gregorian Chant.
The new dean of the PIL, Benedictine Father Jordi Piqué spoke to CNA about the new program
Contact Father Jordi: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wednesday, 14 November 2012 11:57
The Benedictine monks of Sant’Anselmo unveiled an impressive strategic plan for its work as an international university in Rome.
Historically, the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo (Rome) was founded in 1687 by Pope Innocent XI and renewed and re-established by Pope Leo XIII in 1887 and given as a work to the worldwide Benedictines.
Read the first section of the Strategic Plan:
And, a most important part of the Plan,
The vital parts of the Strategic Plan are noted here
Looking good and abundant blessings….
- Wednesday, 14 November 2012 11:44
lYou’re likely going to say big deal… there’s already been too much info on the 2012 Congress of Abbots on the Communio blog. Well, you’re correct. But a few statistics set a context.
- 250 abbots
- 380 monasteries represented: 205 abbeys, 45 independent priories, 130 dependent priories
- 21 Benedictine Congregations of monks
- 7,358 monks represented
- 62 Benedictine Congregations of women
- 13,650 Benedictine nuns and sisters represented.
Father Luke MacNamara OSB, a monk of Glenstal Abbey (Ireland) oversaw the simultaneous translation work of 5 languages.
- Friday, 21 September 2012 06:55
Abbot Notker Wolf, 72, was elected for the third time by the world’s abbots and conventual priors who are at the quadrennial meeting currently in session at Sant’Anselmo, Rome.
Abbot Dr. Notker was the Archabbot of St Ottilien when he was elected the Abbot Primate in 2000. Abbot Notker professed vows in 1962, ordained in 1968, elected abbot in 1977, and elected the primate in 2000, 2008, and now in 2012. Abbot Notker will serve in the Office of the Primate for 4 years.
The election for the Primate’s Office happened today 9am Rome time following the singing of the Office of Terce. Typically the election for Primate is chaired by the Archabbot of Montecassino, but being sick, instead of Abbot Pietro, the Abbot of Subiaco, Mauro Meaci chaired the election. Each monastic superior was called forth to drop his vote. Dom Mauro announced the tally, and called on Abbot Notker seeking to know if he accepted election. He did accept. According to law, the re-elected Abbot Primate made a profession of faith and the oath of fidelity with his hand on the Bible. All assembled then sang the Te Deum followed by a solemn blessing imparted by the Abbot Notker. Noon Mass was celebrated at the nearby Santa Sabina Church and the normal work of the Congress continued.
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- Tuesday, 07 February 2012 07:11
Italy is under snow, Venice faces frozen canals, and Rome is dealing with snow cover. An infrequent happening. Here are some photos of the Benedictine house of studies in Rome, Sant’Anselmo. Images by Brother Pachomio Choe, OSB, a monk from Korea doing studies in Rome.