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Special news

  • Holy Listening: a Benedictine approach to spiritual accompaniment

    Two-week summer programme: 10 - 21 July 2017
    Cost of the 2017 programme: € 1.700 (estimate based on 2016 cost)
    Registration deadline: 3 April 2017
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    Scholarships are available

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  • The Cultural Dimensions of Christian Spirituality

    CDCS is a two-year summer programme; new students can enrol every year.
    Next unit : 10 - 21 July 2017 : Sant'Anselmo, Rome
    Registration deadline : 3 April 2017

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  • Leadership and the Rule of St. Benedict (LRB)

    13th to 26th of July 2017

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OSB news

OCSO news


Mother Marion Rissetto, Titular Prioress of Crozet since 1992, having reached the age of retirement stated in ST 40.A of the Constitutions, presented her resignation to the Abbot General. With the consent of his Council, the Abbot General accepted the resignation, which was effective on March 5, 2017.

On March 21, 2017 the community of Crozet elected as Titular Prioress for an indefinite term Sister Kathy Ullrich.

Mother Kathy was born in 1961 in Wichita, Kansas (USA). She entered Crozet in 2001 and made her solemn profession in 2009. At the time of her election, she was cellarer and novice director.

Official OCSO Website


Dom Marianus Hauseder, Abbot from 1995 to 2012 then Superior ad nutum since 2012, completed his service as Superior ad nutum of Engelszell (diocese of Linz, Austria).

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OCIST news

Campo Grande

For serious reasons of health, Mother Benigna Silva, Abbess of the monastery of Nossa Senhora Aparecida in Campo Grande (MS, Brazil) presented her resignation to the Abbot General, Pro-President of the Congregazione Brasiliana dei Cistercensi.

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Letter of the Abbot General for Christmas 2016