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On 19 January 2019, the community of the Abbey of Keur Moussa, near Dakar, Senegal, elected Sant’Anselmo Professor of Liturgy Fr. Olivier-Marie Sarr abbot of their monastery.

 After his previous education in Senegal, then in France (in Solesmes Abbey then in Institut Notre Dame de Vie), Abbot Olivier-Marie earned his Ph.D. in Liturgy from the Sant’Anselmo Pontifical Institute of Liturgy in 2012.

Since that time, he has written and has co-authored four books: Tra memoria e profezia. Il Pontificio Istituto Liturgico nel 50° Giubileo della sua fondazione 1961-2011, edd. P.A. Muroni e O.M. Sarr, Eos Verlag, Sankt Ottilien 2013; In omni tempore. La liturgie des heures et le temps: louange quotidienne et ouverture vers l’éternité; Metodologia per la redazione di elaborati scritti, tesi di licenza, tesi di dottorato, Aracne Editrice, Roma 2016; Parola e Scrittura, edd. E. Lopez-Tello Garcia, Ph. Nouzille e O.M. Sarr (Studia Anselmiana 172), Eos Verlag, Roma 2017. Moreover, Abbot Olivier has written 13 papers during his career at Sant’Anselmo.

In addition to his duties as professor of Liturgical Spirituality, Theology of Inculturation and Methodology of Research, Sarr served Sant’Anselmo Ateneo as assistant editor of Ecclesia Orans, the Sant’Anselmo periodical of liturgical theology, from 2012-2018; as Subprior of Collegio Sant’Anselmo from 2017-2019; and as a member of the Faculty Board at the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy. He also taught Liturgy at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas from 2013-2018.

Pope Francis nominated him in 2016 as Consultor of the Congregation for Divine Worship and of the Discipline of the Sacraments.

He is a member of the following International Societies:

Associazione dei professori e cultori di Liturgia (APL);
Societas Liturgica – An International Society for Liturgical Study and Renewal; and
Association des Amis du Musée des civilisations noires.

He has served continually as a valued member of the Sant’Anselmo schola cantorum (monastic choir leaders).

Father Sarr speaks Wolof, Serere, French, Italian and English fluently. He reads Spanish and Portuguese quite well.

The abbatial blessing of the Reverend Father Olivier-Marie Sarr will be conferred upon him by His Excellency the Most Reverend Monsignor André Gueye, Bishop of Thies, on the Solemnity of the Annunciation, 25 March 2019.



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