The Order of Saint Benedict

Monastic Elections and Appointments
1996 and 1997


Results of Elections
by date of election and congregation

"Monastic News Omnibus" of the ABA's American Monastic Newsletter and the Information Bulletin at the OCSO website also track elections.

Most Recent Elections

December 1997

Olivetan Congregation

Abbot James M. Liprie OSB (ex Holy Trinity, St. David, AZ)
Benedictine Monastery
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Pecos, NM 87552

10 November 1997


Abbot Kenneth C. Hein OSB ThD
Holy Cross Abbey
P.O. Box 1510
Canon City, CO 81215-1510

5 September 1997

Brazilian Congregation
Abbot André Martins OSB (first abbot)
Mosteiro da Ressureição em Ponta Grossa
Caixa Postal 16
Ponta Grossa, PR 84001-970

July 1997

18-27 July

Federation of Saint Benedict
S. Colleen Haggerty OSB
(re-elected President of the Federation)
St. Benedict's Monastery
St. Joseph, MN 56374
Tel. (320) 363-7100

7 July 1997

Swiss American Congregation
Abbot Joseph Wood OSB
Mount Angel Abbey
St. Benedict, OR 97373
Tel. (503) 845-3030; fax (503) 845-3594

Date Unknown, 1997

Prioress Judith Ann Heble OSB (Lisle, IL)
Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses

Federation of Saint Scholastica
Prioress Margaret Mary Schima OSB
Queen of Heaven Byzantine Monastery
8640 Squires Lane, NE
Warren, OH 44484
Tel. (216) 856-1813

14 June 1997

Federation of Saint Gertrude
Prioress Judy Yunker, OSB (re-elected)
Dwelling Place Monastery
Martin, KY

3 June

Ottilien Congregation
Prior Administrator Klaus Braunreuter OSB (elected for 3 years)
(monk of Münsterschwarzach, in East Africa since 1970)
Prince of Peace Priory
P.O. Box 900
Limuru [Tigoni], Kenya
Tel. +254 (0154) 405.93/506.35; fax +254 (0154) 418.15
Prior Klaus' predecessor, Prior Magnus Rauh OSB, died 9 May 1997 in a traffic accident in Nairobi.

3 May 1997

Federation of Saint Gertrude
Prioress Jean Ann Berning OSB (re-elected)
House of Bread Monastery
Nanaimo, British Columbia
Canada V9R 1A6

April 1997

26 April

Federation of Saint Gertrude
Prioress Paula Larson (relected to third term)
Sacred Heart Monastery
Box 364
Richardton, ND 58652
Tel. 701-974-2121; fax 701-974-2124
Email: <sacheart@richardton.ctctel.com>

13 April

Prioress Jacquelyn Ernster OSB
Sacred Heart Monastery
Yankton, SD 57078
Tel. 605-668-1011

5 April 1997

Prioress Elise Furst OSB
P.O. Box 3489 St. Scholastica Monastery
Fort Smith, AK 72913
Tel. (501) 783-4147

March 1997

26 March

Austrian Congregation
Archabbot Edmund Wagenhofer OSB
Erzabtei St. Peter
Postfach 113
A-5010 Salzburg
Tel. +(0662) 84.16.19; fax 84.45.76-80

25 March 1997

English Congregation
Abbot Timothy Wright OSB
Ampleforth Abbey
York YO6 4EN
England, UK
Tel [+44] (01439)-766000 ; fax -788770

22 March

Subiaco Congregation
Prior Cuthbert Brogan OSB
Saint Michael's Abbey
Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 7NQ
Tel. +(01252) 546105; fax +(01252) 372822

21 March 1997

Prioress Marion Rissetto OCSO
(first prioress of newly independent priory)
Our Lady of the Angels
Crozet, VA 22932

20 March 1997

Mother Benedikte Nielsen OSB
Sankt Lioba Kloster
Jens Jessensvej 7,
DK - 2000 Frederiksberg
FAX +45 38711296

3 March 1997

Abbot Andrew Marr OSB (re-elected)
Saint Gregory's Abbey
56500 Abbey Road
Three Rivers, MI 49093-9595

2 March 1997

Federation of Saint Gertrude
Prioress Judith Emge, OSB
Queen of Peace Monastery
Belcourt, ND

? March
Federation of Saint Gertrude
Prioress Rachel Best, OSB (re-elected)
Our Lady of Grace Monastery
Beech Grove, IN

? March 1997
Subiaco (extra provincias)
Abbot Placid Spearitt OSB (ex Ampleforth)
Holy Trinity Abbey
New Norcia, W. A. 6509
Tel. +(096) 54.80.18; fax +(09) 54.80.97

February 1997

5 February
Martin Lugo OSB
St. Gregory's Abbey
1900 West MacArthur Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801
Tel. 405-878-5490; fax -5189

January 1997

13 January
St. Ottilien
Abbot Joel Macul OSB
St. Paul's Abbey
Newton, NJ 07860
Tel. (201) 383-2470

10 January
Swiss American
Abbot Louis Hacker OSB
Corpus Christi Abbey
HCR 2, Box 6300
Sandia, TX 78383

3 January 1997
Abbot Oscar Rivera Rivera OSB
Abadia de San Antonio Abad
P.O. Box 729
Puerto Rico 00661 USA
Tel. 809-852-1616 / -1766

November 1996

6 November

Abbot Gregory Polan OSB
Conception Abbey
Conception, MO 64433-0501 USA
Tel. (816) 944-2211; fax -2801

September 1996

27 September
Prioress Zoe Davis OSB (US citizen; re-elected for six years)
Priory of Our Lady of Peace
Turvey, Befordshire MK43 8DE
England, UK
Tel. +44 023 064 (Turvey) 432; fax +44 1234 881 538

18 September 1996

Rt. Rev. Abbot Marcel Rooney OSB (Swiss-American: Conception Abbey, Missouri) became the eighth Abbot Primate of the Confederation of Benedictine Congregations by election at the Congress of Abbots.

Curia Abbatis Primatis
Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta 5
I-00153 Roma, Italia
Tel. (06) 578.02.47; fax (06) 578.26.28

15 September 1996
Abbot President Thierry Portevin OSB
Curia Generalizia
Via S. Abmrogio 3
I-00186 Roma, Italia
Tel/fax +(06) 654.27.92

August 1996

26 August 1996
Abbot Placido Charles Reitmeier OSB
Re-elected to an eight-year term
Abadía del Tepeyac
Apartado Postal 69
Bosques del Lago
54766 Cuautilán Izcalli
Estado de México, México
Tel. (011) from USA: 525-877-1764; fax: -1765

late August 1996
Solesmes Congregation
Abbot Cuthbert Johnson OSB
Quarr Abbey
Ryde, Isle of Wright PO33 4ES
England, UK
Tel. (0983) 882.420

13 August 1996
Perpetual Adoration
Prioress General Mary Jane Romero OSB
Benedictine Convent of Perpetual Adoration
8300 Morganford Road
Saint Louis, MO 63123
Tel. (314) 638-6427

2 August 1996
Prior Odo Haas OSB (former Abbot of Waegwan, Korea)
St. Benedict's Monastery
P.O. Box 225
Digos, Davao de Sur 8002,
The Philippines

July 1996

23 July 1996
Saint Gertrude
Federation President Ruth Fox OSB, re-elected
Sacred Heart Priory
P.O. Box 364
Richardton, ND 58652
Tel. (701) 974-2121

Abbot Paul-Emmanuel Clanet OSB
Abbaye Notre-Dame
F-27800 Le Bec-Hellouin
Tel.; FAX

? July
Abbot Bernard Johnson OCSO (re-elected)
Holy Spirit Abbey
Conyers, GA

16 July 1996
Subiaco Congregaton- English Province
Abbot Laurence O'Keefe OSB
St. Augustine's Abbey
Kent, CT11 9PA
England, UK
Tel. +44 (01843) 59.30.45; Fax +44 (01843) 458.27.32

ca. 5 July 1996
Apostolic Administrator Simeon Thole OSB (ex Collegeville)
(Appointed for three years by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.)
Saint Leo Abbey
St. Leo, FL 33574
Tel. +(904) 588-2881

24 June 1996
Subiaco Congregaton- English Province
Abbot Philip Lawrence OSB
Abbey of Christ in the Desert
Abiquiu, NM 87510
Tel. +(505) 470-4515

17 June 1996 (installation)
Abbot Damian Carr OCSO (re-elected)
Saint Joseph Abbey
Spencer, MA

14 June 1996 (re-election)
Prioress Mary Henrietta Hockle OSB
Holy Angels Convent
Jonesboro, AK 72403 Tel. 501-935-5810

20 May 1996
Federation of Saint Gertrude
Prioress Virginia Evard OSB
Saint Benedict Monastery
225 Masters Avenue, RR 1B
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4A3
Tel. (204) 338-4601

ca. 1 May 1996
Brazilian Congregation
Abbot President Joaquim Arruda Zamith OSB (1924- )
Mosteiro de Sao Bento
Largo Sao Bento, s/n
Sao Paulo - SP
01029-010 BRASIL

21 April 1996
Federation of Saint Benedict
Prioress Margaret Michaud OSB
St. Bede Priory
P.O. Box 66
1190 Priory Road
Eau Claire, WI 54702-0066
Tel. (715) 834-3176

15 April 1996
Abbot Anselm Zeller OSB
St. Georgenberg-Fiecht
A-6130 Schwaz, Österreich
Tel. (+05242) 62.231

ca. 10 April 1996
Federation of Saint Benedict
Prioress Ruth Ksychi OSB
St. Mary Monastery
Nauvoo, IL 62354
Tel. (217) 453-2227

January 1996
Prior Felipe Vanderlin OSB
Monasterio Benedictino de Tibatí
Apartado Areo 52995
Bogotá 2, D.E.

1 September 1995
Prior Evaristo Mwageni OSB
Monastery of the Holy Spirit
P.O. Box 34
Sumbawanga, Tanzania

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