From 28 August until 2 September, the annual Synod of Abbots President was held at Conception Abbey, Missouri, USA, the home monastery of Abbot Primate Gregory Polan. Story and photos here.
Following an abbatial election on Saturday, 19 August, a new abbot has been elected to serve the Marmion community of Aurora, Illinois, USA. Abbot Joel Rippinger, OSB, is the sixth abbot of Marmion Abbey.
Collegio Sant’Anselmo was proud to host the Leadership and The Rule summer course again, in a successful venture that included 21 Benedictine, Cistercian, and Trappist monks and nuns. See the videos here.
Saint Joseph Abbey in Covington, Louisiana, U.S.A., is celebrating the election of former Abbot Justin Brown as abbot president of the Swiss-American Congregation and the election of Father Gregory Boquet as the sixth abbot of the monastery.
Father Athanasius Berggold OSB was elected as the 59th Abbot of the Abbey of St. Michael the Archangel in Metten. Story and links here.
A joint meeting of Benedictine Abbots and Prioresses was held at the Byre Conference Center of Saint Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama, USA, on the weekend of 3 February 2023. Story and links here.
On 3 February 2023, Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem elected a new abbot, Fr. Nikodemus Schnabel. Story, photos and links here.
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.