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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.


Father Emmanuel had until now held the office of prior.

The abbey blessing will take place on September 14, 2020 at 10 a.m.

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Ampleforth

Dom Robert Igo has been elected ninth Abbot of Ampleforth, the largest Benedictine community in the UK.

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Tigoni

On 21 September the Conventual Priory of Prince of Peace at Tigoni (Kenia) was raised to an Abbey, 42 years after its foundation. On 24 of September the monks elected Fr John Baptist Oese Imai OSB, hitherto Conventual Prior, their first abbot, for a period of 12 years.

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Downside Abbey

On 26th August 2020 Fr Nicholas Wetz was elected 13th Abbot of Downside. A day after his election, Abbot Nicholas announced that the Community of St Gregory the Great founded in 1606 in Douai in the Spanish Netherlands had unanimously decided to leave Stratton-on-the-Fosse, their home since 1814. With smaller numbers and changing circumstances, the current monastery buildings are no longer suitable or financially viable.

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Mokoto

On January 17, 2020, Brother Robert Maendeleo Ayimana made solemn profession at the monastery of Mokoto (Dem. Rep. of Congo).

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Campénéac

On January 7, 2021, the community of Campénéac (France) elected Abbess Mother Soazig Connan for a for a six years term.

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Phuoc Ly

On 31 October 2020, Fr. Vicenzo Liem NGUYEN HONG THANH, was elected new Abbot of the Monastery of Phuoc Ly by the community that gathered under the presidency of the Abbot Principal Jean de La Croix Le Van Doan. http://www.ocist.org/ocist/en/

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