American-Cassinese Benedictine Congregation

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American-Cassinese Congregation
AbbreviationO.S.B.
FounderBoniface Wimmer
TypeMonastic Order of Pontifical Right (for Men)
President
Abbot Elias Richard Lorenzo, O.S.B.

Founded 1855, the American-Cassinese Congregation is a Catholic association of Benedictine monasteries in the Benedictine Confederation.

The Congregation includes 25 monasteries; 19 are autonomous monasteries and 6 are dependent priories located in 15 of the United States, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Mexico and Taiwan.[1]

Abbot Boniface Wimmer OSB, founder of Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, created the Congregation. Pope Pius IX erected it as a monastic congregation under the patronage of the Holy Guardian Angels.[2]

The monasteries of the Congregation follow the Rule of Saint Benedict of Nursia (480-547).

Monasteries in the Congregation[edit]

Founded from Metten Abbey, Bavaria

Arranged by History of Foundation:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ American-Cassinese Congregation from Order of Saint Benedict, retrieved 17 April 2015
  2. ^ General Principles Archived 6 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine from Order of Saint Benedict, retrieved 17 April 2015
  3. ^ Foundations Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine from Order of Saint Benedict, retrieved 17 April 2015

Coordinates: 41°46′51″N 88°05′20″W / 41.78084°N 88.08887°W / 41.78084; -88.08887