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Every four years the Communio Internationalis Benedictinarum convenes Benedictine Women from all over the world for an international symposium at Sant’Anselmo in Rome, the headquarter of the Benedictine Confederation.

The 8th International Symposium, which ended on Sept 13th 2018, looked at the topic of monastic hospitality from many different angles.

CIBnewleader2018On Sept 14th elections for the leadership positions of the CIB were held. Outgoing moderatrix (leader) Sr Judith-Ann Heble was replaced by Sr Lynn McKenzie (b. 1958), member of Sacred Heart Monastery, Cullman, Alabama (USA) and president of the Benedictine Sisters of the Federation of St Scholastica, a union of 20 monasteries in the USA and Mexico. The new moderatrix is both a civil and a canon lawyer and has been in leadership for many years.

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Special news

  • 91st Assembly of the Union of Superiors General

    Abbot Primate Gregory Polan OSB attended the 91st Assembly of the Union of Superiors General, held on 21-23 November 2018 at the Pauline conference center Casa Divin Maestro in Arricia, Rome.

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  • Bulletin 115

    English Language Bulletin, 2018, No. 115: Vietnam, Land of Monastic Renewal

     
  • The Annual Council Meeting of the AIM

    The Abbot Primate, two Abbots General, the President of AIM, the leader of all Benedictine Women (Communio Internationalis Benedictinarum, or CIB), three abbots president, more abbots, prioresses, brothers and sisters, the secretaries of AIM, and a French layman: This is the Council of the Alliance for International Monasticism.

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  • Leadership and the Rule of Saint Benedict

    14 – 26 July 2019 at Sant’Anselmo. This program is for monks, nuns and laity in positions of leadership in monastic communities. http://www.osb.org/event/leadership-and-the-rule/

     

OSB News

Mwimwa

Thriving Mvimwa Abbey, in the remote Sumbawanga region of Tanzania, started to build its abbey church on All Saints Day.

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Monastic-Muslim Dialogue in Africa

In Africa, Benedictine monks often have good contact with Muslims. According to the coordinator of Muslim-Monastic Dialogue, the American Benedictine Father William Skudlarek, several monastic confreres in Africa have indicated that they absolutely trust the Muslim employees of their monastery.

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Benedictine Women Chose New Leader

Every four years the Communio Internationalis Benedictinarum convenes Benedictine Women from all over the world for an international symposium at Sant’Anselmo in Rome, the headquarter of the Benedictine Confederation.

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OCSO news

The 9th centenary of the Charter of Charity

June 16, 2019, on the solemnity of the Holy Trinity, there will be a Celebration at Cîteaux of the 9th centenary of the Charter of Charity during the OCSO Central Commission meeting.

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Tre Fontane

Dom Giacomo Brière, Abbot of Tre Fontane (diocese of Roma, Italy) since 1996, having reached the age of retirement mentioned in ST 40.A of the Constitutions, presented his resignation to the General Chapter, Assisi 2017.

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OCIST news

Wettingen-Mehrerau

The Holy Father confirmed the election of Fr. Vinzenz Wohlwend as the new abbot of Wettingen-Mehrerau and president of the Congregation of Mehrerau.

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The Abbey of Senanque

Because of a weakening of the building, the church is closed until the end of the works of consolidation. https://www.senanque.fr/senanque-une-abbaye-en-peril/