• On 17 June 2024, Brother Isaac Murphy OSB, was elected and confirmed as the sixth abbot of Saint Anselm Abbey, marking a historic milestone as the first non-ordained abbot in the United States and the first in the world since the 2022 rescript on religious governance by the Holy See. Story and links here.

  • On 4 June 2024 the monks of Belmont Abbey, UK, elected Dom Brendan Thomas to be their 12th abbot, for a term of eight years. Story here.

  • From 2-3 June 2024, the chapter of Peramiho Abbey gathered to elect its sixth abbot. The new abbot is 54 years old and originally from the region of Njombe. Story, photos, and map here.



Featured monasteries

Located at the center of international monasticism in Rome, Sant’Anselmo’s residential college is well-positioned to showcase the individual characters and charisms of monasteries world-wide. The editors of OSB DOT ORG invite you to visit the web pages of Collegio Sant’Anselmo for a glimpse of monastic life abroad, from the personal perspectives of their international residents. N.B.: Weekly posts may be interrupted due to scholastic vacations.