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For the Feast of Saint Benedict, spend an hour with Abbot Primate Gregory Polan OSB and Jacob Riyeff

Dear Friends,

Thank you for joining our conversation with Abbot Primate Gregory Polan and author Jacob Riyeff. We hope you enjoyed it! Please submit your questions or comments to me at

The Saint Benedict Prayer Book and all of our Benedictine spirituality resources are available wherever books are sold. If you would like to order them from, please use coupon code BENEDICT to receive 15% off. Multiple copy discounts are also available.

If you would like to take part in the Liturgy of the Hours — Lauds and Vespers, sung services in Gregorian Chant — at the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans, MA, click here!



Fr. Abbot Gregory J. Polan, OSB serves as Abbot Primate of the Benedictine Order. Previously, he led Conception Abbey for twenty years as its abbot and served as President-Rector of Conception Seminary College for ten years prior. A scholar in Scripture and Theology, Abbot Gregory has been prominent in the field of Biblical translation. 

Jacob Riyeff is a Benedictine oblate, translator, teacher, and poet, and author of the newly released Saint Benedict Prayerbook. His books include his translations and editions of Benedictine works from the early medieval through the modern periods, as well as his own poetry collection, Sunk in Your Shipwreck. Jacob lives on Milwaukee's Lower East Side with his wife and three children. 



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