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On the solemnity of the Assumption into Heaven of the Virgin Mary, Sister Marie-Charlotte Girard pronounced her solemn vows at Boulaur Abbey, in the hands of Mother Abbess, Mother Emmanuelle Desjobert.

Present at the ceremony were the Archbishop of Auch and the Abbot General who delivered the homily and solemn blessing on Sr. Charlotte.

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OSB News

Lacey

It is with great joy that the community of Sant’Anselmo joins the monks of St. Martin’s Abbey in Lacey, Washington, USA, to announce the election of their ninth abbot, Abbot Marion Qui-Thac Nguyen. Since 2014, Abbot Marion has been a doctoral student in the Monastic Institute of the Pontifical University of Sant’Anselmo and a resident of the Collegio. osb.org, Lacey

En-Calcat

Following the resignation of Dom David Tardif d'Hamonville for health reasons, the community of En-Calcat (France) elected on 15 July 2020 its 9th Abbot: Father Emmanuel Roques.

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Mozambique

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OCSO news

Tenshien

On August 05, 2020, Sister Maria Perpetua Yasuda made solemn profession at the monastery of Tenshien (Japan).

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Spencer

On July 23, 2020, at the end of the mandate of Dom Damian Carr, the community of Spencer (USA) elected Abbot Father Vincent Rogers for a six year term.

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Victoria-Kijonjo (Uganda)

On the occasion of the feastday of St. Benedict, the Abbey of Koningshoeven/Tilburg (NL) in cooperation with its Ugandan daughterhouse launches the online documentary film “The monks of Kijonjo”.

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Casamari

The Chapter of the Congregation of Casamari met on July 23, 2020, under the presidency of the Vicar, Dom Ugo Tagni, to elect a successor to Abbot Eugenio Romagnuolo, who died prematurely.

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The Nuns leave the Monastery of Marienlof-Colen

Since 23 September 2019 the monastery of Colen has been affiliated with the monastery of Helfta (Germany), because the community consisted of only three elderly sisters.
The monastery was founded in the 15th century by the Canons Regular of the Holy Cross. 198 years ago, the Cistercian monk Jerome Minsart acquired the monastery and offered it to the Cistercian nuns of Belgium.

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