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On April 6, 2021, the community of Las Escalonias (Diocese of Córdoba, Spain) elected as Prior for a six-year term, Brother Abdón de la Cruz Rodriguez Hervas.

Dom Abdón was born in 1970 in Chiclana de Segura (Spain). He entered Las Escalonias in 2005, made solemn profession in 2011.

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After the sad and sudden loss through illness of the late Abbot Placidus of Ndanda Abbey on 2nd of March 2021, the chapter of the Abbey convened and to elect its new abbot on 25th of March 2021.

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Letter from Abbot Primate Gregory


BCC Online Meeting 2021

The Benedictine Commission on China (BCC) brings together representatives from Benedictine monasteries throughout the world to exchange information about the work of their communities related to China and to discuss cooperation on projects for China. The meeting is held each year at Sant’Anselmo on the first Saturday after Ash Wednesday; this year the meeting was held February 20, 2021. Because of the pandemic, the meeting this year was held online.

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On April 18, 2021, Sister Aleta Yohana Karmadji made solemn profession at the monastery of Gedono (Indonesia).

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On April 11, 2021, Divine Mercy Sunday Sister Agnes Lipasan made solemn profession at the monastery of Matútum (Philippines).

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On April 06, 2021, Brother Augustine Mary Obinna Nomeh made solemn profession at the monastery of Nsugbe (Nigeria).

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Advent and Christmas Letter

The Cry and the Consolation

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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