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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