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American Benedictine Review
Currently accepting articles (5000–15,0000 words) related to the Rule of Benedict, medieval monasticism, U.S. monasteries and Native American boarding schools, or contemporary issues in monasticism for publication in our December issue.
Submission Guidelines:
Deadline: July 15.


Sant’Anselmo – Rome
July 2-15
Unprecedented developments are changing our monasteries and making leadership much more
demanding. Outside pressures, inside challenges and cultural changes are making monastic leaders wonder:

  • who can help us to understand, distinguish and decide?
  • what approaches and tools are available to help us deal with these challenges?
  • how can we initiate in good time needed changes without losing our identity?

“Leadership and the Rule of Saint Benedict” is a joint educational project of the universities of St. Gallen in Switzerland and Sant’Anselmo in Rome. We have assembled a faculty of international experts and experienced leaders from the Benedictine family who will help you to frame the challenges facing your monastery and show pragmatic ways to handle them. About 150 people have completed the course.

By the end of the program, you will be equipped to shape your best response to those challenges. Details at:


International Union of Superiors General (UISG)
Online Seminar – November 27-30

UISG has launched the topic, graphic materials, and agenda for the events in preparation of the First International Meeting for Communication in Religious Life. The meeting will take place online from November 27-30, 2023. The title chosen for the program is “Communicating Religious Life,” whereas the slogan will be “At Your Word we will cast the nets. We will tell the whole world about You.”

In one of the reflections offered during the launching webinar, Dr. Paolo Ruffini, Prefect of the Dicastery for Communication, shared: “Religious women (and also religious men of course) can help the whole Church to weave through communication a network that is not only content to connect, but that translates the Gospel message into the multimedia world without erasing the histories and cultures of each country and the specificity of each language.”

The invitation to take part in November’s meeting is addressed not only to consecrated men and women, but also to lay people who, taking up the congregations’ charism, communicate their mission putting their professional skills to good use. More information at: