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The thirty monks of Saint Anselm Abbey are members of the Order of Saint Benedict (O.S.B.)The thirty monks of Saint Anselm Abbey are members of the Order of Saint Benedict (O.S.B.)
The monks pray and celebrate daily the Liturgy of the Hours and the Liturgy of the Eucharist in the Abbey Church.The monks pray and celebrate daily the Liturgy of the Hours and the Liturgy of the Eucharist in the Abbey Church.
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Benedictine Heritage Week

March 18, 2013

Communications and Marketing
(603) 641-7242

As a Catholic, Benedictine college, Saint Anselm celebrates Benedictine Heritage Week March 18 - 22 with a variety of events for the college community.

All Week

The Coffee Shop features Monastery Soups. Check out the Coffee Shop's lunch specials

Monday, March 18

Lunch like a Monk
Monday, March 18 at 11:30 a.m. in the pub bring or purchase your lunch and join us as we eat in silence and listen to a reading on the practice of monastic communities eating in silence.

Tuesday, March 19

Benedictine Libraries
Fr. Jerome Day, O.S.B. will present at the library at 4 p.m. on Benedictine libraries and their long history with books. In addition, there will be select books from the Special Collections on display.

Wednesday, March 20

Tour the Heart of Saint Anselm
Join us for a tour of Abbey Church & monastery grounds., at either 12 noon or at 2:30 p.m.

  • Noon: join the monastic community at noon prayer, enjoy a simple lunch, & get a tour of the Abbey Church & monastery grounds
  • 2:30 p.m.: meet us on the front steps of the Abbey Church for the tour to begin

Thursday, March 21

Solemnity of the Passing of Saint Benedict
Saint Benedict's Feast Day and a modified class schedule (see campus calendar for details)

  • Celebration of the Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. in the Abbey Church
  • Celebration of Solemn Evening Prayer at 5:35 p.m. in Abbey Church, choir area behind main altar

Theology on Tap: Haustus: Beer and its' Benedictine Roots
Discover the contributions of monks to the history of beer making with Fr. William, O.S.B., at 8 p.m. in the Pub, 21+

Friday, March 22

Gregory Kalscheur on Engaging the Catholic Intellectual Tradition
Gregory Kalscheur, S.J. will discuss "Engaging the Catholic Intellectual Tradition: how the search for truth in all disciplines can be enriched by engagement with the tradition" at 3 p.m. in Perini Lecture Hall.

Kalscheur, S.J. is Senior Associate Dean, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Associate Professor of Law, Boston College. He has written, "To be authentically Catholic, [the college] must integrate their 2000-year intellectual legacy into the academic life of their campuses" (Kalscheur S.J., C21 Resources, pg 10). Sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence, Council on Being Catholic and Benedictine and Campus Ministry.

For more information on all events contact Campus Ministry, in Cushing Center at (603) 641-7130.

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Benedictine Heritage Week is sponsored by the Council on Being Catholic and Benedictine and by Campus Ministry.