The General Chapter of the Ottilien Congregation re-elected Abbot Jeremias Schröder OSB to another term of office for four years on 24 September. Story and photo link here.
The abbots president of the congregations that constitute the Benedictine Confederation met together from 29 August - 2 September 2022 at the Monastery of St. Scholastica in Subiaco, Italy, for their annual synod. Story and photos here.
Father Alban Riley OSB, was elected by the monastic chapter on Monday, 11 July 2022, as the fourth abbot of Westminster Abbey.
The American Cassinese Congregation elected Father Jonathan R. Licari, O.S.B., a monk of Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, as the new abbot president on 23 June 2022. Story and photos here.
The Pontifical Athenaeum Sant'Anselmo celebrated the solemn conferral of the Doctorate Honoris Causa in Theology to Fr. Michael Casey, OCSO. Story and photos here.
The Benedictine Commission on China brings together representatives from Benedictine monasteries throughout the world to exchange information about the work of their communities related to China and to discuss cooperation on projects for China. This year the meeting was held the morning of 5 March 2022.
The new Abbot President of the Slav Benedictine Congregation, Jeronim Marin, was consecrated in the cathedral in Zadar, Croatia on 17 February. There has not been an abbatial consecration in Croatia for more than 200 years. Story and links here.
On Sunday, 17 October 2021, the Electoral Chapter of the Beuronese Benedictine Congregation elected the Beuronese monk Fr. Dr. Franziskus Berzdorf OSB as their new abbot president. Story, photos and links here.
The Prior of Cokovac Priory in Croatia, Fr. Jeronim Marin, was elected as the new Abbot President of the Slav Benedictine Congregation. Story and links here.