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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

  • 60 Years for Big Sur Camaldolese
    Sunday, 29 July 2018, the Camaldolese Benedictine monks celebrate 60 years in the diocese.
  • New Book from Joan Chittister
    Sr. Joan Chittister OSB, Erie Benedictines, offers a new book on unity, We Are All One (Twenty-third Publications) that looks at four elelments of...
  • Spiritual Contagion
    Fr. Jeffrey Kirby examines for Crux the spiritual bond between Saints Benedict and Francis.

OCSO news

Nasi Pani

On July 29, 2018, the Priory of Naší Paní, in the diocese of Prague (Czech Republic), was raised to the rank of Abbey, in accordance with the decision of the General Chapter, Assisi 2017.

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On July 11, 2018, Solemnity of St Benedict, Sister Marisa Diaz made solemn profession at the monastery of Valserena (Italy).

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Dom Eric Antoine, Abbot of the Abbey of Aiguebelle (Diocese of Valence – France) since 2010, presented his resignation to the Abbot General. With the consent of his Council, the Abbot General accepted the resignation which became effective on June 26, 2018.

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OCIST news

Resignation of the Abbot of Wettingen-Mehrerau

On July 12, 2018, Abbot President Anselm van der Linde resigned for personal reasons from his office as abbot of Wettingen-Mehrerau and as abbot president of the Congregation of Mehrerau. His resignation was accepted by the Holy See on August 1, 2018.

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The Incorporation of 4 Monasteries of Women into the Congregation of St. Bernard in Italy

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