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On July 11, 2021, Solemnity of Saint Benedict, Sister Ismery del Valle Valdez Aguilera made solemn profession at the monastery of Humocaro (Venezuela).

Sister Ismery was born in 1990 in Puerto La Cruz (Venezuela). She entered Humocaro in 2014 and made first profession in 2017.

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Federation of St Scholastica 100th Anniversary

The Federation of St. Scholastica will celebrate 100 years in 2022. As a means of sharing Benedictine life as a vision unfolding, the Federation is offering a multi-featured website to share our life and values. https://scholastica-celebration.org/

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Rt. Rev. Clement Ettanil is elected as the second Abbot of St Thomas Benedictine Abbey.

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News of Bamenda

In addition to living in a war-zone for four years, the Region where Bamenda Abbey is located in Cameroon has a high infection rate of Corona Virus. The Region is quarantined. Eleven of the twenty-five monks of Bamenda have tested positive for the virus with varying symptoms. One Brother had to be admitted to the hospital because of congested breathing.

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Cîteaux

Dom Olivier Quenardel, Abbot of N.-D. de Cîteaux (Diocese of Dijon, France) since 1993, having reached the age of retirement mentioned in ST 40.A of the Constitutions, presented his resignation to the Abbot General. With the consent of his Council, the Abbot General accepted the resignation.

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Imari

On September 14, 2021, Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Sister Maria Gratia Kamiya Fumie made solemn profession at the monastery of Imari (Japan).

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Magdenau

On Wednesday, 8th September 2021, Mother Raphaela Pfluger presented her resignation from her position as Abbess of Magdenau Monastery, a position she has carried with dedication, love and wisdom for more than 34 years.

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Szczyrzyc

On 12 June 2021, the Abbot of Szczyrzyc Abbey (Poland), Domenico Chucher, having completed his term of office, the community elected Father Szymon Warciak as the new Abbot.

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