Monthly Archives: February 2012

Electoral History

Saint Anselm’s has had four abbatial elections in its history. In 1927, when Saint Anselm became an independent autonomous house, that is, properly an “abbey,” it elected its first abbot, Father Bertrand Dolan.   Before that, from its founding in 1889 … Continue reading

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The Candidates

So who are the major candidates to succeed Abbot Matthew?  Well, as no one is allowed to campaign it is hard to say who are the frontrunners.  However, we can determine who is eligible for election.  In fact of those … Continue reading

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The Electoral College

The right to vote for the successor to Abbot Matthew as abbot of Saint Anselm Abbey and chancellor of Saint Anselm College does not belong to every member of the monastic community, though there are some monks not resident in … Continue reading

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A Two Day Election

The Election Chapter to elect Abbot Matthew’s successor will take place over two days, June 4th and 5th. The election chapter will begin on the afternoon of June 4 with prayer, the confirmation of the secretary of the chapter and … Continue reading

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