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Bro. Prior Anselm Broom, OSB

Bro. Anselm was appointed the Prior of Conception Abbey on 2 February 2017.

Bro. Anselm was born on Dec. 19, 1979, to Doug and Julie Broom, Originally hailing from Texas, Bro. Anselm professed vows as a monk of Conception Abbey on Oct. 16, 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Conception Seminary College (2002) and a licentiate in philosophy from the Catholic University of America (2010).

Bro. Anselm is currently an instructor in philosophy and Latin at Conception Seminary College, which is operated by the monks of Conception Abbey. He also is a beekeeper, producing honey that is sold in the Conception Abbey Gift Shop.

First considering a religious vocation under the urge of his pastor in high school, Bro. Anselm attended Conception Seminary College from 1998-2002. He first discerned a monastic vocation with the Trappist monastery in New York but returned to Conception Abbey to discern a monastic vocation making profession of vows 16 October 2004.

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