Benedictine Mission in North Korea Topic of Lecture
Notker Wolf, Abbott Primate of the Benedictine Confederation of the Order of St. Benedict, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, in Creighton University’s Skutt Student Center Ballroom. His talk titled, “Benedictine Mission in North Korea,” is free to the public.
Notker, the highest-ranking Benedictine in the world, was elected as Abbot Primate in 2000 and speaks on Benedictine or Catholic issues around the world.
Benedictines carry on a monastic tradition that stems from the origins of the Christian monastic movement in the late third century. They differ from most modern religious orders who have a superior general in Rome. The Abbot Primate does not have direct jurisdiction in the monasteries of the order, though he is still charged with a general concern for the well-being of Benedictines around the world.