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Upcoming Events

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Saturday Evenings with the Monks:
“Keep this Rule for beginners”

5:00pm
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Latest Updates

HOMILY: Thirty-Third Sunday of the Year

Fr. Gabriel Myers
November 16, 2014
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NEWS: Thomas Merton Society Lecture Held on November 8

November 8, 2014
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HOMILY: Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Fr. Boniface Von Nell
November 9, 2014
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NEWS: Fr. Edmund Henkel’s 90th Birthday Celebration

November 1, 2014
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HOMILY: Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

Fr. Michael Hall
November 2, 2014
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HOMILY: All Saints

Abbot James Wiseman
November 1, 2014
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HOMILY: Thirtieth Sunday of the Year

Fr. Philip Simo
October 26, 2014
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NEWS: St. Anselm’s hosts the Regional Oblate Meeting - Northeast Region

October 18, 2014
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HOMILY: Twenty-Ninth Sunday of the Year

Fr. Gabriel Myers
October 19, 2014
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HOMILY: Twenty-Eighth Sunday of the Year

Abbot James Wiseman
October 12, 2014
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HOMILY: Twenty-Seventh Sunday of the Year

Fr. Joseph Jensen
October 5, 2014
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HOMILY: Twenty-Seventh Sunday of the Year (at CUA)

Abbot James Wiseman
October 5, 2014
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HOMILY: Twenty-Sixth Sunday of the Year

Fr. Peter Weigand
September 28, 2014
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HOMILY: St. Basil the Great – Conference One

Abbot James Wiseman
September 25, 2014
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HOMILY: Twenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year

Fr. Boniface Von Nell
September 21, 2014
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NEWS: St. Anselm’s Hosted the Fall Meeting of Vocation Directors

September 9, 2014
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Upcoming Vocations Events

St. Anselm's is pleased to host several upcoming vocations events.
Please select the event below for additional information:
Saturday Evenings with the Monks: 9/20, 10/18, 11/15, 12/6
Come & See Weekend: 10/17 - 10/19


A Benedictine Monastery
in the Heart of Washington DC

Abbot James
Rt. Rev. Dom James Wiseman, OSB
Amazingly, up here near the north-east boundary of the District of Columbia, twelve minutes by Metro from Union Station and twenty minutes from the Capitol is a real traditional monastery where monks live the life of prayer established by our 6th century founder St. Benedict and where we continue that life and the aspirations of our founder for the glory of God and the sanctification of the nation and the world.

Here within an urban oasis of 40 acres of secluded woodland, the sounds of the city are virtually unheard. Here too stand our prestigious academic High School and close by the Catholic University of America where monks still teach alongside their lay colleagues, and the values of our patrons, St. Benedict and St. Anselm, are proclaimed among our youth to the glory of God and the wonder of the modern world.

Sometimes we are referred to as “Washington’s best kept secret”; perhaps this is because monks are not naturally given to the more ostentatious ways of projecting themselves upon the surrounding world. Monasteries are power-houses of prayer and virtue, and our evangelization is precisely by prayer, spiritual direction and education, so we invite you to share our “secret”. We invite you to “come and see”.

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