Directly before his election, Abbot Marion Qui-Thac Nguyen was a resident of Collegio Sant'Anselmo as he pursued a doctorate in Monastic Theology at the Pontifical University. Read his remarkable story here.
Bishop Elias was prior of Saint'Anselmo for five years before being elected abbot president of his congregation. More information and links here.
A delegation of young priests and monks from the various Eastern Orthodox Churches met Father Prior Mauritius and representatives of the Pontifical University, attended Vespers and shared dinner with the Benedictine community.
Br. Wenceslaus Omamo OSB and Br. Luke Hsu OSB, two students of the university and residents of the college, were installed as liturgical readers on 7 November and installed as acolytes on 23 November. Story, photos and video here.
On Monday 11 November, the monastic community at Sant’Anselmo celebrated the 119th anniversary of the Dedication of the Basilica of Sant’Anselmo, with Prior Mauritius Wilde presiding for the community Mass.
In a unique encounter, a group of South Korean Buddhist monks belonging to Haeinsa monastery in South Korea and members of the Jogye order, stayed at Sant’Anselmo for three days during their visit to Rome. The group included eight monks in formation, and one formator.