San Beda University (Filipino: Pamantasang San Beda, Spanish: Universidad de San Beda) is a private Roman Catholic university run by the Benedictine monks in the Philippines. Its main campus which provides tertiary education is situated in Mendiola, Manila. It has an affiliated campus that provides elementary and high school education in Taytay, Rizal. The Benedictine College in Alabang, Muntinlupa known as the San Beda College Alabang is an autonomous institution despite being an affiliate of San Beda University. San Beda was established in 1901 by monks of the Ordo Sancti Benedicti (OSB) or Order of St. Benedict, also known as the Benedictines. Its founder, St. Benedict, is acclaimed as the "Father of Western Monasticism and the “Patron of Europe.” From its inception, the school was dedicated to the cause of Catholic education and the formation of Christians committed to excellence and service of God and country. It is attached to the Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat, founded from the Abbey of Montserrat in Cataluña, Spain. San Beda, which was known as El Colegio de San Beda, started as an all-boys grade school in Manila. It has since expanded to a full university with both undergraduate and post-graduate degree programs. The institution has been a recognized university since February 6, 2018, marking it as a Benedictine University found only in the Asia-Pacific region.