Pastoral visit to Sant’Anselmo

Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. made a pastoral visit to the monks living and studying at Collegio Sant’Anselmo in Rome, Italy.  The following monks of our Congregation are currently in residence on the Aventine hill:  Father Benoit Alloggia, O.S.B. (Latrobe), Father Bernard Denson, O.S.B. (Cullman), Father Gregory Gresko, O.S.B. (Richmond), Brother Luke Hsu, O.S.B. (Latrobe), Father Matthew Lambert, O.S.B. (Latrobe), Father Marion Nguyen, O.S.B. (Lacey), Brother Joseph Schneeweis, O.S.B. (Collegeville) and Father Simeon Spitz, O.S.B. (Shawnee).

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President’s Council

The financial advisers of the Congregation met with the Abbot President’s Council at St. Procopius Abbey in Lisle, Illinois on Nov 8-9, 2018 to review the annual certified audits of our monasteries and their sponsored apostolates. These advisers include Abbot Mark Cooper, O.S.B. (Manchester), Father Martin Bartle, O.S.B. (Latrobe), Father Isaiah Frederick, O.S.B. (Collegeville) and Father Michael Tidd, O.S.B. (Morristown) who serves as chairman. Joining them this year is also Mr. Daniel Meehan and Mr. Harry Haslam, the first two lay financial advisers. The President’s Council continued its regular session through Saturday, November 10, 2018 with the ordinary business of the Congregation and preparations for the general chapter in June 2019.  The councilors of the Congregation include Archabbot Douglas Nowicki, O.S.B. (Latrobe), Abbot Mark Cooper, O.S.B. (Manchester), Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B. (Latrobe), Father James Flint, O.S.B. (Lisle) and Father Michael Calhoun, O.S.B. (Peru) who serves as executive secretary.

Announcement of Transfer

Mt. Saviour Monastery in Elmira, N.Y. has been in the process of discernment in order to transfer from our monastic Congregation into the Subiaco Cassinese Congregation. That process began in 2014 with the English Province of that monastic Congregation. Abbot President Guillermo Léon Arboleda Tamayo, O.S.B. has now communicated that the discernment and transfer process is now complete and that his council has formally and canonically accepted Mt. Saviour Monastery as a member of the Subiaco Cassinese Congregation. Our best wishes and prayers are extended to our brothers in Elmira, NY!

Pastoral Visit to Lisle

Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. visited the monastic community at St. Procopius Abbey in Lisle, Illinois from November 5-7, 2018. While in Lisle, he also dropped in at Benet Academy, the sponsored apostolate of the abbey.  He also visited the Benedictine Sisters at Sacred Heart Monastery and their sponsored apostolate, Villa St. Benedict, a senior living facility.