Recent News

Announcement of an Intentional Lay Community

Beginning in the summer of 2018, our Benedictine community of St. Anselm’s Abbey is planning to begin an intentional community for four men between the ages of 21 and 35 who are seeking to discern their God-given calling. If you are interested in learning more aboutthis opportunity or wish to apply, please click here to view our flyer.



 

Oblate Profession

During Mass on December 3rd, four persons enrolled as oblate novices. The names of the four new novices are, from left to right, Charles Rey Turbyfill, Colin O’Brien, Gerald Elgert, and Tatyana Andress.  Facing Colin...
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Four Oblate Novices Enrolled

During Mass on December 3rd, four persons enrolled as oblate novices. The names of the four new novices are, from left to right, Charles Rey Turbyfill, Colin O’Brien, Gerald Elgert, and Tatyana Andress.  Facing Colin...
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Annual Community Retreat

The annual retreat for the monastic community ended at this morning’s conventual Mass, with a renewal of the monks’ solemn vows and a fraternal embrace of each other after the Abbot’s homily. The retreat was conducted by Fr. Adrian Burke, OSB, a monk of St. Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana ...
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St. Anselm's Participates in Brookland House & Garden Tour

St. Anselm’s participated for the first time as a site on the Brookland House and Garden Tour. It is sponsored annually by the Greater Brookland Garden Club. The Tour included seven private homes and two religious houses where visitors were welcomed and shown the house and gardens...
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Fr. Edmund's Funeral and Burial

Fr. Edmund (William) Henkels died on January 27, 2016, age 92 after five years in a nearby nursing home.  He joined the community in 1952 and with his engineering degree and naval lab work experience soon became a key member of the Abbey School’s math and science department.  He initiated the installation of a HP mainframe computer and computer programing to the curriculum before many other schools had one...Continue reading →

 

 

Right to Life Guests

The community was happy to offer hospitality to Fr. Ralph Wright, Br. Hugh Goossens, OSBs, and five students from St. Louis Priory School, who came to participate in the Right to Life March. They arrived a day early in order to be able to attend the Mass at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception with several thousand people the night before the March....Continue reading →