Bishop of Paterson, New Jersey (USA) Opens Sainthood Cause of Brother Marinus LaRue OSB

2019-04-02T18:12:14+01:00April 2nd, 2019|

On 25 March 2019, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Paterson, New Jersey (USA) signed and sealed a decree that opens “the informative process for Beatification and Canonization” of Servant of God, Brother Marinus LaRue OSB. See details here.

Montecassino Celebrates the Transitus of Saint Benedict and Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Allied Bombing

2019-10-10T11:29:39+01:00March 28th, 2019|

On Thursday 21 March 2019, the Abbey of Montecassino celebrated the Solemnity of the Transitus of Saint Benedict, Father of Western Monasticism. See story, homily of Cardinal Becciù, articles, and photos here.

Quadrennial Meeting of Benedictine Abbots and Prioresses Meets at Saint Bernard Abbey (USA)

2019-08-21T11:51:44+01:00March 11th, 2019|

From 22-26 February 2019, Saint Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama (USA) hosted the quadrennial meeting of Benedictine Abbots and Prioresses.  More than 75 monastic superiors representing more than 2,700 Benedictine men and women in the Americas attended the meeting. More details here.

Lenten Statio and Penitential Procession with Pope Francis at the Basilica of Sant’Anselmo, Rome

2019-08-21T11:56:09+01:00March 7th, 2019|

As is tradition on Ash Wednesday, the Holy Father arrived at the Basilica of Sant'Anselmo for Statio prayers with the Benedictine and Dominican communities, followed by the Lenten penitential procession to the first stational Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina. Video, papal homily, and news coverage here.

Abbot Bernardo Gianni OSB Oliv. Leads 2019 Lenten Spiritual Exercises for Pope Francis and Curia

2019-08-21T11:58:36+01:00March 4th, 2019|

Pope Francis has chosen Olivetan Benedictine Abbot Bernardo Gianni OSB Oliv., of the Abbey of San Miniato al Monte in Florence, to preach his Lenten spiritual exercises in Ariccia, Italy from 10-15 March 2019. See story, articles, video, and photos here.