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Sr. Maria Immaculata Maierhofer O.Cist was elected as the third Abbess of Marienfeld.

Sr. Immaculata was largely responsible for setting up the parament workshop in Marienfeld and is a very conscientious sacristan.

She was born on December 19, 1956 in Goldgeben, NÖ, and made her solemn profession on October 13, 1979.


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On 21 November 2023, the feast of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary in the Temple, the Benedictine community of Limon (France) elected Mother Anne-Sabine Leleu as the community's new abbess. https://www.abbaye-limon-vauhallan.com/


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Mabillon Prize

The French Academy attributed to Father Raffaele Fassetta (Tamié Abbey, France) le Prix Mabillon for his translation of the Vita prima of Saint Bernard (SC 619 and 620).

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On 26 November 2023, the community of Lamanabi (Diocese of Larantuka, Indonesia) elected Dom Antonius Anjar Daniadi of Rawaseneng as Titular Prior of the Community.

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Dom Ginepro Riva, abbot of Tamié (Diocese of Chambéry, France) since 2011, reached the age of retirement mentioned in ST 40.A of the Constitutions offered his resignation to the Abbot General. With the consent of his Council, the Abbot General accepted the resignation.

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OCIST news


On Nov. 1, the Solemnity of All Saints, Sr. Giuliana Campertoli professed solemn vows. She belongs to the monastic community of the SS. Trinitá in Cortona, belonging to the Congregation of Saint Bernard in Italy. OCist


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