San Beda University (Spanish: Universidad de San Beda), (Filipino: Unibersidad ng San Beda), and (Tagalog: Pamantasan ng San Beda) is a private Roman Catholic university run by the Benedictine monks in the Philippines. Its flagship campus which provides tertiary education is situated in Mendiola, Manila. It has an affiliated campus in Taytay, Rizal which only provides elementary and high school. The Benedictine college in Alabang, Muntinlupa known as the San Beda College Alabang is independent from the two other campuses even if owned by the same monastic community in Manila. 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.