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Special news

  • Expanding the Heart

    Monasticism in Study and Practice
    Sant’Anselmo, Rome
    14 October 2019 - 15 February 2020

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  • Bulletin of AIM

    English Language Bulletin of AIM, No. 114: Trappist Monks and Nuns in the 21st Century, General Chapter 2017.

  • ‘Cor Orans’: instructions for the Contemplative Life of Women

    A document containing instructions for the Contemplative Life of Women was presented on Tuesday in the Vatican.

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    Newsletter 2018.


OSB News

Benedictine Women Chose New Leader

Every four years the Communio Internationalis Benedictinarum convenes Benedictine Women from all over the world for an international symposium at Sant’Anselmo in Rome, the headquarter of the Benedictine Confederation.

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Pope Francis meets the CIB

On 8 September at 11 a.m., in the Sala del Consistoro of the Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father Francis received in audience the participants of the Communio Internationalis Benedictinarum Symposium, the International Union of Benedictines.

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Annunciation Congregation

At the General Chapter of the Annunciation Congregation held in Subiaco, Italy, the capitulars elected a new abbot president.

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OCSO news


Dom Joseph Deschamps, Abbot of Port-du-Salut (diocese of Laval – France) since 2006, having reached the age of retirement mentioned in ST 40.A of the Constitutions, presented his resignation to the General Chapter, Assisi 2017. The General Chapter accepted the resignation which became effective on September 8, 2018.

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Flood in Huerta (2)

Thanks to Dom Isidoro, Abbot of Huerta (Spain), who has sent us this latest update concerning Huerta monastery being innodated by the recent flood:

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On October 1, 2018, Sister Scholastica Hogan Thi Dinh made solemn profession at the monastery of Nishinomiya (Japan).

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OCIST news


Fr Gereon Klaus Gschwandtner OCist, born 2 February 1967, is summoned to take receipt of a writ by 31 October 2018

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Course of Monastic Formation 2018