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Upcoming Events

April 15-17 | 7:30am

Holy Week - Weekday Mass

April 18-20 | 8:30am

Holy Week - Morning Prayer

April 18 | 5:00pm

Holy Thursday - Mass of the Lord's Supper

April 19 | 5:00pm

Good Friday - Liturgy of the Lord's Passion

April 20 | Holy Saturday

Vespers: 5:00pm

Easter Vigil: 9:00pm

April 21 | Easter Sunday

Sung Lauds: 8:30am

Day Mass: 10:30am

Vespers & Benediction: 6:00pm

April 22 | 8:30am

Easter Monday Mass

April 23-26 | 7:30am

Easter Week Mass

Latest Updates

HOMILY: Fourth Sunday of Lent

Fr. Gabriel Myers
March 31, 2019
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HOMILY: Third Sunday of Lent

Fr. Joseph Jensen
March 24, 2019
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NEWS: The Solemnity of the Passing of
St. Benedict

March 21, 2019
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HOMILY: The Passing of St. Benedict

Abbot James Wiseman
March 21, 2019
At St. Anselm's Abbey School
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HOMILY: St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Fr. Joseph Jensen
March 19, 2019
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HOMILY: First Sunday of Lent

Fr. Michael Hall
March 10, 2019
At St. Anselm's Abbey School
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HOMILY: First Sunday of Lent

Fr. Philip Simo
March 10, 2019
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HOMILY: First Sunday of Lent

Br. Samuel Springuel
March 10, 2019
At St. Anthony of Padua Parish
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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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