ST. BENEDICT’S ABBEY [Subiaco Mission]

ST. BENEDICT'S ABBEY [Subiaco Mission] is a Catholic Institution founded by the Flemish Province of the Subiaco Cassinese Congregation of the Order of St. Benedict in 1906 in the Republic of South Africa. Subiaco Cassinese Congregation is an international Catholic Religious institution founded in 1408.
MONKS OF ST. BENEDICT'S ABBEY on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary [08-12-2017]

St. Benedict’s Abbey is an institution within the Catholic Church, within the Subiaco Cassinese Congregation and within the Republic of South Africa, thus St. Benedict's Abbey, as a juridical person, is legally guided and guarded by the Law of the Catholic Church called Canon Law (Codex Iuris Canonici, 1983), the Constitution of the Subiaco Cassinese Congregation, 2013 and the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996.
Apartheid, a socio-politico system of institutionalized racial segregation and discrimination in South Africa between 1948 and 1991, played a major role in the location of St. Benedict’s Abbey. Although apartheid officially began in the 1940s yet prior to the 1940s some aspects of apartheid were applicable thus the foundation of St. Benedict’s Abbey in the area it is today.
With the foundation of St. Benedict’s Abbey came the foundation of the monastery, Church, Nursery School, Primary School (Subiaco Primary School), Secondary School (St. Bede’s High School), farm and clinic. These were established within St. Benedict’s Abbey, not only for members of the Subiaco Cassinese Congregation but also for the locals in the surrounding villages.
From her inception, St. Benedict’s Abbey has been of great assistance to countless households in the surrounding villages through employment, agricultural activities, education, religion, health care, et cetera, regardless of one’s tribe, race, political or religious affiliation.

XAVIER SAUTI
EMAIL: bfxsauti@yahoo.com     
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3 thoughts on “ST. BENEDICT’S ABBEY [Subiaco Mission]”

  1. That’s excellent. Please change Pietersburg to Polokwane. Also add information on the number of monks, since inception, number of priests produced, the Benedictine brothers, the Prior, etc. How the schools progressed since inception. And other issues. Please get more information from people that have been there before you. The different trades of the Benedictine Brothers, e.g. carpentry work and how that assisted the monastery and the other local parishes. Thank you

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