American-Cassinese Congregation

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

The Congregation consists of 20 independent monasteries with houses or dependencies in 16 of the United States, Puerto Rico, and in six other countries on three continents.[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 from Order of Saint Benedict, retrieved 17 April 2015
  3. ^ Foundations 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