New Abbot Primate

2016 News News

Congratulations Abbot Gregory! On Saturday, September 10, the Congress of Abbots elected Father Gregory Polan O.S.B., abbot of Conception Abbey, Missouri, to become the tenth abbot primate of the Benedictine Confederation. His acceptance of the election resulted in the beginning of his eight-year term as abbot primate. He had professed vows as a monk of Conception Abbey, August 28, 1971; the monks elected him ninth abbot of Conception, November 6, 1996.

Abbot Gregory succeeds Abbot Primate Notker Wolf, O.S.B.

The abbot primate is headquartered at the international Benedictine university in Rome, Sant’ Anselmo.