From 2-15 July 2023, Collegio Sant’Anselmo was proud to host the Leadership and The Rule of Saint Benedict course again, in a successful venture that included Benedictine, Cistercian, and Trappist monks and nuns.

The two-week program is sponsored by the Alliance for International Monasticism, Münsterschwarzach Abbey, and the Benedict Foundation. The course gathered 21 nuns and monks from 12 different countries at Sant’Anselmo to learn techniques of modern leadership in a monastery. The premise of the program claims that The Rule of Saint Benedict provides a timeless framework for assuming responsibility that is relevant even in today’s world.

The faculty is led by University of Saint Gallen Professor Günter Müller-Stewens and Sant’Anselmo Prior Mauritius Wilde OSB. They are joined with other professors of Saint Gallen and experienced monks and nuns of different monasteries. This year, the faculty welcomed new members Sr. M Thadäa Selnack OCist from Marienstern in Germany; and Mother Francesca Ṥimuniová OSB from Venio Abbey in Munich.

The participants, in addition to long and intense lessons, enjoyed group work and time for relaxation. The visit to Sacro Speco in Subiaco is always a highlight for all.