ABOUT US

The Association of Benedictine Colleges and Universities (ABCU) is a nonprofit organization consisting of institutions across the United States and Canada that are committed to academic and professional excellence. The Association of Benedictine Colleges and Universities is made up of 13 schools. These colleges and universities range in location. From Saint Leo University in Florida all the way to St. Peter’s College in Canada, these institutions all share one goal. Deeply rooted in the Rule of Saint Benedict, the Benedictine education focuses on the hallmarks of love, prayer, stability, conversatio, obedience, discipline, humility, stewardship, hospitality and community. This type of education not only prepares students for academic success, but also keeps the values instilled in them for a lifetime.

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OUR VALUES

Benedictine Colleges and Universities are committed to academic and professional excellence. In this work they concretize Gospel values as interpreted by the Rule of Saint Benedict and therefore take seriously:

The Primacy of God

and the things of God 

Reverent Listening

Community

Awareness of

One's Existence

Good Stewardship

​-adopted by the members at the annual meeting on 29 May 1993 at Saint Anselm College

 

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SAINT BENEDICT 

Benedict of Nursia is a Catholic Saint and patron saint of Europe. He founded twelve communities for monks Subiaco, Laizo Italy. His main achievement, the "Rule of Saint Benedict" contains a set of rules for his monks to follow. It shows a spirit of balance and moderation, becoming one of the most influential religious rules in Western Christendom.