Pastoral Visit to Richmond

Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. made his quarterly visit to the monastic communty at Mary Mother of the Church Abbey and Benedictine College Prep in Richmond, Virginia on January 12-18, 2019.

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Praesidium Board

At the bi-annual meeting of the advisory board, religious leaders met in Arlington, Texas with professionals at Praesidium, Inc to review the implementation of Instruments of Hope and Healing and its accompaning accreditation program for religious institutes of men and societies of apostolic life in the United States.  Present at this board meeting on January 10-11, 2019 from our Congregation were Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. and Father Roman Paur, O.S.B. (Collegeville).  The 52nd General Chapter of the American Cassinese Congreagtion establsihed a norm that all member monasteries are to have a policy on child sexual abuse in accordnace with the norms of the Church.  The Congregation’s safe environment committee works with our monasteries to achieve compliance with this norm.