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Special news

OSB news

  • Art, Theology, and Ecumenism
    October sees the final events of an international symposium celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
  • EBC Elects New President
    The General Chapter of the English Benedictine Congregation elected, 31 July 2017, Abbot Christopher Jamison OSB as the new Abbot President.
  • New Abbot for Assumption Abbey
    Thursday, 27 July 2017, the monks of Assumption Abbey, Richardton, North Dakota, elected Father Daniel Maloney OSB as their ninth abbot.

OCSO news

Mount Melleray

On August 11, 2017, the Community of Mount Melleray (diocese of Waterford and Lismord – Ireland) elected as abbot for a six year term Dom Richard Purcell.

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Awhum (Nigeria)

On August 5, 2017, Brother Matthew Onuh, Brother Godfrey Orode, Brother Wilson Amadi were ordained priests at the monastery of Awhum (Nigeria).

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Echourgnac (France)

On July 29, 2017, Sister Marie-Espérance Ling made solemn profession at the monastery of Echourgnac (France).

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OCIST news


Fr. Sixtus Dékány, Abbot President of the Congregation of Zirc, offered his resignation after having requested a vote of confidence from the community.

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Campo Grande

For serious reasons of health, Mother Benigna Silva, Abbess of the monastery of Nossa Senhora Aparecida in Campo Grande (MS, Brazil) presented her resignation to the Abbot General, Pro-President of the Congregazione Brasiliana dei Cistercensi.

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