Order of Saint Benedict

The
Subiaco Cassinese Congregation

Order of Saint Benedict

The
Subiaco Cassinese Congregation

The Subiaco Cassinese Congregation OSB is a religious institute of pontifical right, belonging to the Monastic Order of Saint Benedict, which joins together 64 monasteries, abbey and priories spread through 24 countries of the world.

The Congregation has three aims: to promote and safeguard a communal form of monastic life; to be the organ of vigilance with regard to the monasteries; and to maintain constant relations with the Holy See.

The Congregation is organised in 7 provinces and 1 pro-province.

Provinces: Italian, English, Flemish-Dutch, Hispanic, French, African-Malgache and Vietnamese.

Pro–province: Philippines.

The Congregation has 45 associated monasteries of women.

Monasteries and houses

Monks

Countries of the world

Structures

At the head of the Congregation is the Abbot President, assisted in his functions by the Council of Visitors and the Council of the Assistants.

The Council of Visitors is composed of a Visitor for every Province/Pro-Province, elected by the Provincial Chapter.  The Council of the Assistants constitutes the central nucleus of the General Curia and is therefore the central operative arm of the Congregation.  It is made up of the Procurator General and the other Assistants.  The seat of the General Curia is situated in Rome, in Via di Sant’Ambrogio, 3.

 

Offices in being | 2018


Offices in being
2017

The Abbot President

p. abbot Guillermo Léon Arboleda Tamayo

 

The Procurator General

p. Luigi Tiana, Abbey of Subiaco (ITALIA)

The Assistants

p. Christian Leisy, Abbey of Christ in the Desert (USA)

p. ab. Jacques Damestoy, Abbey of Belloc (FRANCIA)

p. ab. André Ouedraogo, Abbey of Koubri (BURKINA-FASO)

p. Stefano Visintin, Abbey of Praglia (ITALIA)

The Abbots Visitor

Italian Province
p. Mauro Meacci, abbot of Subiaco

English Province
p. Anselm Atkinson, abbot of Pluscarden

Flemish-Dutch Province
p. Gerard Van Malderen, abbot of Dendermonde/Affligem

French Province
p. Joël Chauvelot, abbot of Tournay

Hispanic Province
p. Josep Maria Soler, abbot of Montserrat

African-Malgache Province
p. Theodore Coco, abbot of Dzogbegan

Philippine Pro-Province
p. Savio Siccuan, Abbey of Malaybalay

Vietnamese Province
p. Pierre Cao Duong Dinh Thoi, prior of Thien Hoa

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