Category Archives: Monks

Brother Francis McCarty, O.S.B.

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Funeral Homily for +Rev. Jude John Gray, OSB

Here is the text for the homily given by Abbot Mark Cooper, OSB at Father Jude’s funeral mass: Funeral for Fr. Jude Gray, O.S.B.                                                  March 19, 2016 We all know Fr. Jude was a great preacher and orator….one of the … Continue reading

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Brother Francis

Earlier today, Ryan McCarty,  class of  2010, began his novitiate here at Saint Anselm Abbey.  The abbot gave him the religious name, Brother Francis.  Father Peter Guerin, OSB will be the Novice Master.

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The Ordo for 2015

Even though I would not want to seem obsessed by the Ordo, a previous blog entry may belie that claim.  However, by comparing the new Ordo (the American Cassinese Ordo for 2015 takes effect predictably on January 1) with the … Continue reading

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Three Voices from the Early Years of Saint Anselm College

Here are the remarks I gave yesterday at the convocation: We are pleased to mark the 125th of the college’s founding with this signature academic convocation. Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Friends, all are welcome. I would especially like to acknowledge … Continue reading

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Rev. Vincent Amberg, O.S.B.

Here is a photo of Father Vincent Amberg, O.S.B., who was a monk and student here before Saint Anselm Abbey became independent in 1927.

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Rev. Hugo Paff, O.S.B.

Here is a portrait of the first headmaster of Saint Anselm College, Father Hugo Paff, O.S.B.

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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, … Continue reading

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Abbot Mark’s remarks on the 125th anniversary

Abbot Mark Cooper, O.S.B. made the following remarks at a small ceremony outside Alumni Hall earlier today for the 125th founding of the college. Welcome to all as we offer thanks for all that has been, all that has made … Continue reading

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Mass for the 125th Founding Anniversary

Abbot Mark Cooper, OSB, abbot of Saint Anselm’s and Chancellor of the College gave the following homily this morning at mass, in honor of the anniversary of the founding of the monastery and college on August 1, 1889. “If the … Continue reading

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