Sant Anselmo in Rome Italy is the international house of studies for The Order of Saint Benedict worldwide. Sant’Anselmo in Rome is the center of the Benedictine Confederation. The Benedictine abbots of the world meet every four years her for the Confederation congress. Sant’Anselmo is the seat of the Abbot Primate and it is here that monks sent to Rome reside while teaching or studying at (Collegio Sant’Anselmo) the Benedictine University (Pontificio Ateneo Sant’Anselmo).
WORK OF THE SJBVC
The volunteers arrive in August each year to study Italian in preparation for their work at the Portineria (the information desk) and participation in the life and prayer of the house. The Benedictine volunteers also work on the grounds, do maintenance and perform other services that maintain the life of Sant’ Anselmo.
THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED
2005-2006: Mark Hoffman
2006-2007: Andrew Johnson
2008-2009: Brady King
2013-2014: Patrick Moe and Jake Harris
2014-2015: Mark Greci and John Dube
2015-2016: Jordan Berns and Gabriel Amon
2016-2017: Matt Devery and Nathan Anderson