Order of St. Benedict (Anglican)

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See also Order of Saint Benedict (Orthodox) for information on the Eastern Orthodox order of this name. The Roman Catholic equivalent may be found at the Order of Saint Benedict and the Benedictine Confederation.
St Benedict of Nursia (c. 480-543), detail from a fresco by Fra Angelico, San Marco, Florence (c. 1400-1455).

There are a number of Benedictine Anglican religious orders, some of them using the name Order of St. Benedict (OSB). Just like their Roman Catholic counterparts, each abbey / priory / convent is independent of each other. The vows are not made to an order, but to a local incarnation of the order, hence each individual order is free to develop its own character and charism, yet each under a common rule of life after the precepts of St. Benedict. Most of the communities include a confraternity of oblates. The order consists of a number of independent communities:

Contents

OSB Anglican Benedictine communities

England

Australia

Republic of Korea

United States

Other Anglican Benedictine communities

The following abbeys and communities follow the Benedictine Rule, but do not style themselves "OSB".

See also

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Holythoughts.org
  3. ^ OSBMS.org
  4. ^ [2]

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