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Rule 72:3-4

In the most fundamental way, the monk's search for God unfolds in the context of fraternal life in community. Fully aware that a monastic community is made up of a "wide variety of temperaments," Saint Benedict fashioned his rule so that both formal and informal elements assist the monk not only in his fellowship with Christ, but also in his fellowship with his brother monks. 

At Saint Anselm, the monks formally pray together daily and work for a common apostolate, the College; but they also recreate together, eat together, and share the joys and sorrows of those who share a common home and life.

2012 Community Photo: Abbot Mark Cooper, O.S.B.

2012 Monastic Community

1986 Community Photo: Abbot Matthew Leavy, O.S.B.

1986 Monastic Community

1972 Community Photo: Abbot (now Bishop) Joseph Gerry, O.S.B.

1972 Monastic Community

1963 Community Photo: Abbot Gerald McCarthy, O.S.B

1963 Monastic Community

1927 Community Photo: Abbot Bertrand Dolan, O.S.B

1927 Monastic Community