On the 22nd of september 2016, the General Chapter of the Subiaco Cassinese Congregation elected Father Guillermo Arboleda Tamayo, abbot of the Abbey of Santa Maria of Medellin and Administrator of Guatapè (Colombia) to be the new Abbot President. He succeeds Abbot Bruno who has served as praeses since 2004.
Abbot President Guillermo was born in 1956. In 1991, Father was elected the Conventual Prior of Santa María de la Epifanía (Guatapè), Rionegro-Antioquia, Colombia, and then elected community’s first abbot in 1999. Then in 2014, he took on the administration of the Abbey of Santa Maria of Medellin, before being postulated the abbot of the community.
Abbot Guillermo becomes the first Abbot President of the Subiaco Cassinese Congregation from the Americas.