One of the core Catholic, Benedictine values is hospitality, which means welcoming all people to our community, regardless of faith or beliefs.
Our campus has 32 monks who call Saint Anselm their lifetime home, pledging all of their days to following their spiritual calling. You will find them teaching in the classroom, working in the administration, cheering on the Hawks, and playing trivia in the pub. Together this special community asks the big questions of life. You too can learn and grow through the exploration of faith, reason, and community engagement.
At Saint Anselm you’ll find that the identities and practices of people of all faith backgrounds are deepened through open and honest dialogue and interaction with one another. In support, we offer numerous campus-wide opportunities for engagement, ranging from memorial and prayer services to interfaith dialogue events. And our multi-faith prayer room is available to all students throughout the year.
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 break trips, small faith sharing groups, and Christian Meditation.
By the Numbers
10 Benedictine hallmarks
Love, Stability, Obedience, Humility, Hospitality, Prayer, Conversatio, Discipline, Stewardship, Community
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VIDEO: The Benedictine Tradition
Abbot Matthew K. Leavy, O.S.B., discusses the life of Saint Benedict and how the Benedictine tradition has molded the teachings, culture, and spirit of Saint Anselm College.
Portraits Feature: The Next Generation of Faith
Alumni magazine, Portraits, features a story on the current state of the Saint Anselm Monastery. Today, nearly one-third of the 31 members of the Saint Anselm Abbey were born during the post-baby boom era - representing a powerful example of the community's continuity and vow of stability for generations to come.