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On June 30, 2019, Sister Maria Erika Erdorf made solemn profession at the monastery of Maria-Frieden (Germany).

Sister Maria Erika was born in 1963 in Daun (Germany). She entered Maria-Frieden in 2014 and made first profession in 2016.

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    To the Religious, men and women, living in the countries of the Pan-Amazon Region.

  • International Colloquium

    October 16 and 17, 2019
    organized by the Association for the Diffusion of Cistercian Culture (ARCCIS, Abbey of Cîteaux 21700 Saint-Nicolas-les-Cîteaux) with the support of the Foundation for Monasteries

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  • Meeting of the monastic association of Latin America (EMLA)

    The next EMLA meeting will be held at the monastery of Cordoba (Argentina) 30th September – 6th October, 2019.

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  • Telephone number

    The telephone number of the AIM Secretariat has changed: +33 (0)1 46 44 79 57.


OSB News


On Thursday, September 5, 2019, Sister Anne-Delphine was elected Prioress for six years of the community of Prailles (France).

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2019 Meeting of the Synod of Abbots President

Abbot Primate Gregory J. Polan, O.S.B. and the Abbots President of the Benedictine Confederation met together from 10-12 September 2019 at the Abbey of Tepeyac, Mexico for their annual Synod.

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San Pietro di Sorres

Dom Luigi Tiana OSB, originally from Cabras, Sardinia (ITALY), has been elected as abbot of the monastery of San Pietro di Sorres in Sardinia.

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OCSO news


Mother Julian Pieters, Abbess of Arnhem (Archdiocese of Utrecht, The Netherlands) since 2016, having reached the age of retirement mentioned in ST 40.A of the Constitutions, presented his resignation to the Abbot General.

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Bishop-prelate of Trondheim

The Holy Father has appointed as bishop-prelate of Trondheim, Norway, the Reverend Fr. Erik Varden, O.C.S.O., currently abbot of Mount Saint Bernard in Leicestershire, England.

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On September 30, 2019, the Community of Nazareth (Diocese of Anvers, Belgium) elected as abbess, for a six year term, Sister Katharina Michiels.

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OCIST news


On October 12, 2019 the Abbot General gave the abbatial benediction to now Abbot Fr. Dominic Savio Trần Thiết Hùng.

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On the occasion of the « Journées du Patrimoine » (Heritage Days), the Bern Mission today handed over the funds of the Heritage Lotto to the monastic community of Sénanque.

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