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Benedictine Mission in North Korea Topic of Lecture

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.