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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.

Sister Michaela Holzerova has been appointed as Prioress-Administrator of the community.


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Mother Marie Raphaela Kuboki Youko, Superior ad nutum of the Monastery of Imari (Diocese of Fukuoka, Japan) since 2018, presented her resignation.

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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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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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At the end of the first mandate of Abbess Mother Isabel, after the regular visit of the Abbot General and the Abbess President of the Congregation of Castile to the monastery of S. Maria la Real de Huelgas in Valladolid, Mother Maria de las Nieves Heredia Ortiz was appointed Prioress-Administrator for one year. OCist


At the Monastery of the Assumption in Malaga, Mother Mercedes having reached the maximum age limit, a new abbess was elected during the regular visit by the Abbess President Kandida accompanied by the Abbot General.

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