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The Solemnity of the Passing of St. Benedict: March 21, 2019

Guests invited by the monks joined the monastic community for vespers of the solemnity and then a buffet supper in the calefactory. Abbot James presided at vespers and then welcomed all the guests to the fine dinner prepared by our kitchen staff... Continue reading →








A Formal Start to an Oblate Novitiate: February 3, 2019

On this Third Sunday of Year B, Michael Cina and Patrick Rochwell came before the Abbot, the monastic community and oblates to make the formal start of their oblate novitiate. Oblates gather regularly on the first Sundays of the month to join the monks for the conventual Mass... Continue reading →


A Day for Oblate Professions: January 6, 2019

At the solemn Mass on this joyful solemn day Gerald Elders, Chuck Turbyfill, Colin O’Brien, and Bill Gaertner made their professions as Benedictine oblates after a novitiate year of study and prayer with the monks, oblates and Fr. Boniface von Nell... Continue reading →


In Memory of Abbot Aidan Shea: December 2, 2018

On the morning of Sunday, December 2, 2018, the First Sunday of Advent, Abbot Aidan Shea, O.S.B., entered eternal life after several years of declining health. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in the St. Anselm’s Abbey School gymnasium at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, with burial in the abbey cemetery...

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