24 August 2016, 6.2 earthquake shakes Umbria. Epicenter is Rieti, 10 km SE of Norcia. Dozens of strong aftershocks reported; at least 73 killed.
Monks of Kristo Buase achieve independent status and elect Dom Bede Kierney OSB first conventual prior.
13 August 2016 the monks of Glenstal Abbey, Ireland, elected Fr. Brendan Coffey OSB for an eight-year term as abbot.