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A monk reading a book outdoorsTwenty-four Benedictine monks live and work on campus.
students in the campus ministry officeWith the Office of Campus Ministry, students attend retreats, engage in service trips, and find spiritual support.
Abbey ChurchSaint Anselm offers various opportunities for prayer and reflection.
mass at the Saint Anselm AbbeySaint Anselm invites and welcomes students of all faiths.
monks during massMass is held daily at the Abbey Church.

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Spiritual Life

Twenty-four resident monks, members of the Order of Saint Benedict, live in community at Saint Anselm Abbey located on the campus of Saint Anselm College. As members of the college community, the monks serve and govern the college.

The Benedictine Catholic tradition of community engagement and service is a foundation of campus life at Saint Anselm. In addition to daily Mass and liturgy of the hours held on campus daily in The Abbey Church, students, faculty, and staff may choose to participate in Campus Ministry events and activities including spiritual retreats, service-oriented alternative break trips, small faith sharing groups, and Christian Meditation.

Saint Anselm College invites and welcomes students of all faiths and those unsure of their path to join in this shared journey "to seek God" (Rule of Benedict, chapter 58:7).

Service & Solidarity Missions


Service & Solidarity Missions are student-led service trips overseen by Campus Ministry during winter and spring breaks. In 2012, Service & Solidarity Missions celebrated its 22nd year, sending 190 students on 16 trips in 12 states, Honduras, and Costa Rica.

Anselmian Tradition

Saint Anselm College was founded in 1889

Over 120 years ago, Saint Anselm College opened its doors to students of every religion, status, or ethnicity. And we're still opening doors today.

Learn more about Saint Anselm Abbey »

Road For Hope

A modern-day pilgrimage that, "seeks to provide funds for the needy, strengthen the bonds in our communities, and rekindle the belief that every footstep makes a difference."