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A monk reading a book outdoorsTwenty-four Benedictine monks live and work on campus.
students in the campus ministry officeWith the Office of Campus Ministry, students attend retreats, engage in service trips, and find spiritual support.
Abbey ChurchSaint Anselm offers various opportunities for prayer and reflection.
mass at the Saint Anselm AbbeySaint Anselm invites and welcomes students of all faiths.
monks during massMass is held daily at the Abbey Church.

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Faith & Service

Our Catholic Benedictine tradition of faith, reason, and community engagement is the foundation of life at Saint Asnelm. And it comes to life every day through the community of Benedictine monks who live at Saint Anselm Abbey.

But you'll also see it in the lives of the students who work together to create an environment where hard work pays off, where new paths are discovered, and where time-honored traditions are a part of life (and new traditions are created all the time).

Saint Benedict knew that true fulfillment and happiness in life comes from being at peace first with God, then with oneself, with others, and with the world. It's about educating the whole person: very Benedictine and certainly very Anselmian.
                                 ~ Father Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B., Saint Anselm College president (1989-2013)

Find out more about our Catholic Benedictine tradition at

Anselmian Tradition

Saint Anselm College was founded in 1889

Over 120 years ago, Saint Anselm College opened its doors to students of every religion, status, or ethnicity. And we're still opening doors today.

Learn more about Saint Anselm Abbey »

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