Order of Saint Benedict of New Hampshire

On August 1, 1889, 125 years ago today, the New Hampshire state legislature established the Order of Saint Benedict of New Hampshire as a charitable corporation for the purposes of educating the young and establishing churches.  From its very beginning, the Order of Saint Benedict of New Hampshire was made up of two components:  Saint Anselm College and the monastery (at first Saint Anselm Priory, and since 1927, Saint Anselm Abbey).

Even though the monastery and the college did business as two separate entities, they in fact constituted one legal corporation, from its founding in 1889 until 2009.  In 2009, to establish a new governing structure for the college, the abbey and the college were established as two separate legal corporations.

If you are interested in legal minutiae, you might find it interesting that the abbey was separated off from the college in 2009 as a new and separate legal body.  Thus, the college is now the older legal body, dating from 1889, and the abbey only from 2009.

If you are interested in really minute legal minutiae, you might find it further interesting to note, that the 1889 corporation was renamed Saint Anselm College.  The new abbey corporation became Saint Anselm Abbey.  And upon the separation of the two corporations, the college released the original name of the Order of Saint Benedict of New Hampshire to the abbey corporation.  This way no rogue band of Benedictine monks can establish themselves in the granite state with the venerable and original name with which the college and monastery were founded.

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One Response to Order of Saint Benedict of New Hampshire

  1. Jim Farrell says:

    Always got to watch out for those rogue bands of Benedictine monks!

    From: brotherisaac Reply-To: brotherisaac Date: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 3:42 PM To: “James M. Farrell” Subject: [New post] Order of Saint Benedict of New Hampshire

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