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HOMILY: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Fr. Joseph Jensen
June 11, 2017
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NEWS: St. Anselm's Participates in Brookland House & Garden Tour

June 4, 2017
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HOMILY: Sixth Sunday of Easter

Fr. Gabriel Myers
April 30, 2017
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TALK: Caring for All the Poor

Abbot James Wiseman
May 4, 2017
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PUBLICATION: Spring 2017 Newsletter

April 2017
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HOMILY: Third Sunday of Easter

Fr. Christopher Wyvill
April 30, 2017
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HOMILY: Feast of St. Anselm

Fr. Richard Yeo
April 24, 2017
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HOMILY: Octave Day of Easter

Fr. Joseph Jensen
April 23, 2017
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HOMILY: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Fr. Michael Hall
April 16, 2017
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HOMILY: Easter Vigil In the Holy Night

Abbot James Wiseman
April 15, 2017
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A Benedictine Monastery
in the Heart of Washington DC

Abbot James
Rt. Rev. Dom James Wiseman, OSB
Near the north-east boundary of the District of Columbia, twelve minutes by Metro from Union Station and twenty minutes from the Capitol, is a thriving Benedictine monastery. Here, we monks live the life of prayer established by our sixth- century founder St. Benedict and where we continue that life and the aspirations of our founder for the glory of God and the sanctification of our nation and world.

Within an urban oasis of 40 acres of secluded woodland surrounding the monastery, the usual sounds of a busy city are subdued. Here, too, stands our highly regarded middle school and high school, where the values of our patrons, St. Benedict and St. Anselm, are proclaimed among our youth as we prepare them for lives of service to God and their fellow human beings.

Some have referred to the abbey as “Washington’s best kept secret”; perhaps this is because monks are not naturally given to the more ostentatious ways of projecting themselves upon the surrounding world. Monasteries are primarily places of prayer and virtuous activity, and our evangelization is precisely through prayer, spiritual direction, and education. We cordially invite you to share our “secret.” We invite you to “come and see.”

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