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The Order of Saint Benedict

The Congregations and Federations
of North America

 

Most of the North American houses of Benedictine men and women are listed below, with their affiliation to the several federations or congregations, and their European origins are noted in capitals. In the main, the congregations tend to represent the same European origin, though there are a few exceptions. The different indentations in the listing are meant to indicate the "generation" or stage of removal of the federation from the European source.

American Benedictine Monks

The American-Cassinese Congregation

METTEN, Bavaria

  1. St. Vincent (1846) Latrobe, Pennsylvania
    1. St. John's (1856) Collegeville, Minnesota
      1. St. Martin's (1895) Lacey, Washington
      2. Tepeyac (1946) Tlalnepantla, Mexico
      3. St. Maur Priory (1947; dissolved) Indianapolis, Indiana
      4. St. Augustine Monastery (1947; dissolved 2005) Nassau, Bahamas
      5. Abadía de San Antonio Abad (1947) Humacao, Puerto Rico
    2. St. Benedict's (1857) Atchison, Kansas
    3. St. Mary's (1857) Morristown, New Jersey
    4. Newark Abbey (1857) Newark, New Jersey
    5. Belmont Abbey (1876) Belmont, North Carolina
    6. St. Procopius (1885) Lisle, Illinois
      1. St. Andrew (1922) Cleveland, Ohio
      2. Holy Trinity Priory (1948; indep. 1955; sui juris in Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, 2006) Butler, Pennsylvania
      3. Benedictine Priory (1966) Chiayi, Taiwan, RC
    7. Holy Cross (1886; dissolved) Cañon City, Colorado
    8. St. Bernard (1891) St. Bernard (Cullman), Alabama
    9. St. Bede (1891) Peru, Illinois
    10. St. Peter (1892) Muenster, Saskatchewan
    11. Mary Mother of the Church (1911) Richmond, Virginia
  2. St. Gregory's (1875 PIERRE-QUI-VIRE) Shawnee, Oklahoma
  3. Assumption (1893 EINSIEDELN) Richardton, North Dakota
  4. Mount Saviour (1950; AmCass, 2004) Pine City, New York

American Benedictine Women

The Federation of St. Scholastica

EICHSTÄTT, Bavaria

  1. St. Joseph's (1852) St. Mary's, Pennsylvania
    1. Mount St. Benedict (1856) Erie, Pennsylvania
      1. St. Walburg's (1859) Covington, Kentucky
        1. St. Scholastica (1370) Covington, Louisiana
        2. Sacred Heart (1902) Cullman, Alabama*
      2. St. Scholastica (1861) Chicago, Illinois
    2. St. Gertrude's (1857) Ridgely, Maryland
    3. (St. Benedict's [1857] St. Joseph, Minnesota)
      1. St. Benedict (1950) Mexico City, Mexico
      2. St. Lucy's (1952) Glendora, California
      3. Benet Hill (1965) Colorado Springs, Colorado
    4. St. Walburga (1868) Elizabeth, New Jersey
      • Emmanuel (1971) Severn; Lutherville (1986-), Maryland
    5. Mount St. Mary's (1870) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      1. St. Joseph (1879) Tulsa, Oklahoma
        1. Holy Family (1947) Benet Lake, Wisconsin
        2. Red Plains (1968) Oklahoma City (now in Piedmont), Oklahoma
      2. Holy Name (1889) St. Leo, Florida
      3. Sacred Heart (1895) Lisle, Illinois
        1. Our Lady of Sorrows (1951) Oak Forest, Illinois
        2. Queen of Heaven (1969) Warren, Ohio
      4. St. Scholastica (1911) Boerne, Texas
    6. St. Benedict (1874) Bristow, Virginia
    7. Transfiguration (1998) Emmaus, Pennsylvania

The Federation of St. Benedict

EICHSTÄTT, Bavaria

(St. Joseph's [1852] St. Mary's, Pennsylvania)

The Swiss-American Federation

EINSIEDELN, Switzerland

St. Meinrad (1854) St. Meinrad, Indiana

  1. [New] Subiaco (1878) Subiaco, Arkansas
    • Corpus Christi (dissolved 2002) Sandia, Texas
  2. St. Joseph (1890) St. Benedict, Louisiana
  3. Marmion (1933) Aurora, Illinois
  4. Blue Cloud (1950; closed 5 Aug. 2012) Marvin, South Dakota
  5. Prince of Peace Abbey (was St. Charles Priory; 1958) Oceanside, California

ENGELBERG, Switzerland

  1. Conception (1873) Conception, Missouri
    1. St. Benedict's (1945) Benet Lake, Wisconsin
      1. Glastonbury (1954) Hingham, Massachusetts
      2. Guadalupe (1955; Olivetan, 1982-) Pecos, New Mexico
      3. Monasterio Benedictino (1959) Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
    2. Pius X (1951) Pevely, Missouri (dissolved)
    3. Mount Michael (1956) Elkhorn, Nebraska
      • St. Gabriel Benedictine Priory (2000; closed 18 Nov. 2007) Des Moines, Iowa
  2. Mount Angel (1882) St. Benedict, Oregon
    1. Westminster (1939) Mission, B.C., Canada
    2. Ascension Priory (1965) Jerome, Idaho
    3. Monastery of Our Lady of the Angels (1966), Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

The Federation of St. Gertrude the Great

EICHSTÄTT

  1. (St. Walburg's [1859] Covington, Kentucky)
  2. (St. Scholastica [1892] Duluth, Minnesota)
    1. St. Benedict's (1912) Winnipeg, Manitoba
    2. Mount St. Benedict (1919) Crookston, Minnesota

(St. Joseph's [1852] St. Mary's, Pennsylvania)

MARIA RICKENBACH, Switzerland

  1. Sacred Heart (1880) Yankton, South Dakota
  2. Queen of Angels (1882) Mount Angel, Oregon
  3. St. Benedict's (1894-2006) Madison, Wisconsin.
    Became Holy Wisdom Monastery, an ecumenical community, in June 2006.

SARNEN

St. Gertrude's (1882) Cottonwood, Idaho

MELCHTHAL

St. Martin's (1889) Rapid City, South Dakota

Congregation of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

MARIA RICKENBACH, Switzerland

  1. St. Scholastica (1874) Clyde, Missouri
    • Christ the King (1935) Tucson, Arizona
  2. Holy Spirit (1943) Kansas City, Missouri
  3. St. Pius X (1954) San Diego, California
  4. Divine Heart (1966) St. Louis, Missouri

Other Affiliations

Annunciation, Sint Andriesabdij, Brugges, Belgium:
St. Andrew's (1955) Valyermo, California

Camaldolese:
Immaculate Heart (1958) Big Sur, California

English:
St. Gregory's (1918) Portsmouth, Rhode Island

  1. St. Anselm's (1924) Washington, D.C.
  2. St. Louis (1955) St. Louis, Missouri

Olivetan:
Holy Trinity Monastery (1974), Saint David, Arizona

Ottilien:
St. Paul's (1924) Newton, New Jersey

Solesmes:

Subiaco (English Province):

Sylvestrine: St. Benedict (1960) Oxford, Michigan

Other Affiliations

Jesus Crucified: Glorious Cross, Branford, Connecticut

Olivetan (1893): Holy Angels (Diocesan, 1887) Jonesboro, Arkansas

Tützing: Immaculata (1923) Norfolk, Nebraska

Solesmes: Abbaye Sainte-Marie (1936), Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Quebec

Subiaco: St. Scholastica (1985?) Petersham, Massachusetts

Jouarre: Regina Laudis (1948) Bethlehem, Connecticut

Bavarian: St. Walburga (Boulder 1951; Virginia Dale, 1998), Colorado

  • St. Emma (1953) Greensburg, Pennsylvania


Independent Houses of Men (extra Congregationes)

Subject to the Abbot Primate:

DORMITION BVM, Jerusalem

Associated to the Confederation:

St. Benedict's Abbey, Bartonville, Illinois


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Adapted from RB 1980 (Liturgical Press, 1981) 608-612.

Federation Histories:

The Benedictine Congregation of St. Scholastica: Its Foundation and Development (1852-1930) by R. Baska (Washington, D.C.: Catholic Univ. Press, 1935).

Women Gathering: The Story of the Benedictine Federation of St. Gertrude by Sister Jane Klimisch OSB, a member of Sacred Heart Monastery, Yankton, SD. (Toronto: Peregrina, 1993; ISBN 0-920669-52-2).

See also The Benedictine Order in the United States: An Interpretative History by Joel Rippinger OSB (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1990; ISBN 0814618170).

 

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