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The Star-Ledger's Marl Di Ionno writes about Newark Abbey and St. Benedict's Prep

posted May 20, 2018, 7:50 AM by Augustine Curley   [ updated May 20, 2018, 7:51 AM ]

Mark Di Ionno's article on Newark Abbey and St. Benedict's Prep (with photos by Aristide Economopoulos) appeared in today's Star-Ledger).

Mark Di Ionno on Newark Abbey/St. Benedict's Prep

posted May 19, 2018, 4:59 PM by Augustine Curley

Watch tomorrow's Star-Ledger for Mark Di Ionno's column on Newark Abbey and the 150th Anniversary of St. Benedict's Prep.

Fr. Augustine Presents a Conference Paper

posted Jan 5, 2018, 3:59 PM by Augustine Curley

Fr. Augustine is attending the winter meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association, where he is presenting a paper, "An Urban Benedictine Parish Reacts to the Times: St. Mary's, Newark, NJ." This meeting will also be the end of this three-year term on the Executive Council. While in Washington he visited the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

The National Shrine Decorated for Christmas

Br. Mark enters novitiate

posted Dec 7, 2017, 6:15 PM by Augustine Curley

This evening after Vigils of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Mark Dilone was welcomed as a novice. See more pictures on the Abbey's Facebook page (Newark Abbey-Benedictine Monks)

Rebroadcast of "The Rule"

posted Sep 2, 2017, 7:28 AM by Augustine Curley

Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno's documentary on Newark Abbey and St. Benedict's Prep, "The Rule," which premiered on PBS in 2014, will be aired by WNJT on Thursday, September 7, at 8:00 p.m.


Monkfest 2017

posted Aug 17, 2017, 10:36 AM by Augustine Curley

Monkfest 2017



This year’s Monkfest will take place on Sunday, August 20, from 2:00 to 6:00.  Please come and join with the monks and our friends for an afternoon of food and fellowship. Monkfest will end with the celebration of Vespers. Admission is free. Please bring a food item to share. Tours of the monastery will be offered, and we will have a small amount of religious items and books for sale.


Abbot Melvin's Conference at the Community Meeting, August 14

posted Aug 17, 2017, 10:30 AM by Augustine Curley   [ updated Jan 23, 2018, 12:45 PM ]

On August 14, Abbot Melvin gave a conference to the monastic community on poverty. We are happy to share it with our friends.

Holy Triduum Schedule

posted Apr 5, 2017, 11:03 AM by Augustine Curley


the Benedictine Monks of Newark Abbey


the Community of St. Mary’s R.C. Church







Holy Thursday, April 24

6:00 am Vigils and Lauds

7:30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Adoration of the Eucharist until midnight


Good Friday, April 25

7:00 am Vigils

9:00 am Lauds

3:00 pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death


Holy Saturday, April 26

7:00 am Vigils

9:00 am Lauds

5:00 pm Vespers

8:00 pm Easter Vigil


Easter Sunday, April 27

8:00 am Lauds

10:30 am Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection

3:00 pm Solemn Vespers




Newark Abbey and St. Mary’s Church are on Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd just south of the Essex County Courthouse.


Newark Abbey

520 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Newark, N.J. 07102


Brs. Simon Peter and Asiel Maria to profess simple vows

posted Mar 26, 2017, 4:50 AM by Augustine Curley

Brs. Simon Peter Clayton and  Asiel Maria Rodriguez will profess simple vows in the abbey church this Monday, March 27. Please keep them in your prayers as they continue on the road to solemn (perpetual) vows which they will profess, God willing, in three years.  

Br. Maximilian ordained to the diaconate

posted Mar 26, 2017, 4:46 AM by Augustine Curley

Br. Maximilian Buonocore was ordained to the diaconate last week by Bishop Paul Bootkoski, retired bishop of Metuchen, and an alumnus of St. Benedict's Prep. He will be ordained to the priesthood on June 22 by Cardinal Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R..

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