How did the Latin Orthodox Benedictine Fathers come to be called the “Order of the Amalfians”?
The Name of Monastic Orders come from specific circumstances, for example the name for the Trappists monks is derived from La Trappe Abbey,
The Name Cistercians monks is derived from Cistercium – the latin name for the village of Citeau,
The Camaldolse monastic name derived from the Holy Hermitage of Camaldoli,
Our full legal is “Latin Orthodox Benedictine Fathers”, but our common name is the “Order of the Amalfians”, abbreviated “O’ Ama”, which is derived from the “Amalfian Benedictine Monastery” on Mt. Athos where our Benedictine monastic lineage derives.