Welcome to International Benedictine Formation

The Office for International Benedictine Formation organizes continuing formation programs for Benedictine and Cistercian monks, nuns and oblates. Located in Rome at the Collegio di Sant’Anselmo, the International House of Studies and Headquarters of the Benedictine Confederation, IBF principally organizes programs to assist monasteries of the Benedictine Confederation. The programs have the following objectives:

  • to respond to the spiritual, formative and professional needs of Benedictine monks and nuns;
  • to help participants in IBF programs experience Benedictine holy sites; and
  • to allow monks, nuns and oblates to connect with one another in order to know how Benedictine life is lived in different congregations, countries and contexts.

The IBF office looks forward to helping you expand the spiritual, formational and professional opportunities of your communities. If I can be of any service to you, please contact me.

Fraternally in Saint Benedict,
Fr. Edward Linton, OSB
Director of International Benedictine Formation