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The American Benedictine Academy, founded in 1947, is a non-profit association whose purpose is to cultivate, support and transmit the Benedictine heritage within contemporary culture.

The Academy sponsors and promotes disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research, writing and collaboration among its members. It serves as a catalyst inviting men and women to ponder creatively and to discuss the challenges to Benedictine values in the twenty-first century.

The Academy provides support to members through biennial conventions, publications and grants.

The Academy is governed by a board of directors under the guidance of a Constitution and By-laws.

The Board of Directors, elected by the membership, fosters activities to fulfill the purpose of the Academy. They eagerly listen for input from the members and sponsors.