A copy of the English Ordo for 2016-2017 is now available on the website, and can be downloaded in PDF format (« Resources/Liturgy/Ordo ») : Ordo EN 2016-2017
Dom Juan Javier Martín Hernández, Abbot of the monastery of San Isidro (diocese of Palencia, Spain) since 2012, presented his resignation to the Abbot General. With the consent of his Council, the Abbot General accepted the resignation which became effective on 4 September 2016.
On 7 October 2016, Dom Pierre-Andre Burton, Abbot of N.- D. du Désert and Father Immediate of San Isidro, appointed Br. José Antonio Gimeno Capin as Superior ad nutum of the Community. He began his service on that same day.
Dom José Antonio was born in Barcelona in 1977. He entered San Isidro in 1998 and made solemn profession in 2004. At the time of his appointment, he was secretary and cellarer of the Community.
Meeting of the Law Commission
October 3 – 5 2016
On October 3, 2016, the Community of Lantao (Hong Kong) elected as abbot, for a six year term, Dom Paul Kao.
Dom Paul was born in Taiwan in 1959 and entered Vina in 1990. He made solemn profession in 1997 and was ordained priest in 2005. At the time of his election, he was Superior ad nutum of Lantao.
September 30, 2016: Sister Bernardine Stijnman was born in 1920 in Leiden (The Netherlands). She entered Berkel in 1945 and made her solemn profession in 1949. She was sent to Altbronn in 1955 and made her stability there in 1957. Sister was 96 years old and had been in monastic vows for 70 years when the Lord called her.
Dom Joseph Boyle, Abbot of Snowmass (Archdiocese of Denver – USA) since 1985, having reached the age of retirement mentioned in ST 40.A of the Constitutions, presented his resignation to the Abbot General. With the consent of his Council, the Abbot General accepted the resignation which became effective on August 21, 2016.
On September 29, 2016, after the conventual chapter had voted for an undetermined abbatial mandate, an election was held in which Dom Joseph, who is 75 years of age, was postulated as abbot of Snowmass.
The Abbot General confirmed the election, in accordance with Statute 40. A bis of the Constitutions. (See vote 49 of the Acts of the General Chapter of 2014).
On September 8, 2016,
Brother Marie-Joseph LyVanTu
made solemn profession
at the monastery of Port-du-Salut (France).
Brother Marie-Joseph was born in 1954 in Cholon (Vietnam).
He entered Port-du-Salut in 2010 and made first profession in 2012.
September 24, 2016: Brother Tomás Ringwood was born in 1926 in Kansas City, Missouri (USA). He entered Spencer in 1952 and made his solemn profession in 1957. Brother was a founder of Azul in 1958. He was 89 years old and had been in monastic vows for 61 years when the Lord called him.
Septembre 25, 2016: Father Jacques Bernier was born in 1927 in Bruxelles (Belgium). He entered Rochefort in 1969, made his solemn profession in 1975 and was ordained a priest in 1977. Father was 89 years old, had been in monastic vows for 44 years and 39 years a priest when the Lord called him.
In the year 2016, the Monastery of Sta María de Sobrado (La Coruña, Spain) celebrates the 50th anniversary of its refoundation. Refundación de Sobrado-SP
A copy of the Latin Ordo for 2016-2017 is now available on the website, and can be downloaded in PDF format: (« Resources/Liturgy/Ordo »)
Thanks to Fr. Justin of Genesee!
September 7, 2016: Brother Martin Charles was born in 1934 in Babylon, N.Y. (USA). He entered Conyers in 1951 and made his solemn profession in 1957. He was sent to La Dehesa (Chile) in 1972 and made his stability there in 1974. Brother was 82 years old and had been in monastic vows for 62 years when the Lord called him.
Brother Martin served several times as a translator at the General Chapter.
On September 13, 2016 the eighth General Chapter of the Cistercian Congregation of St. Bernard (CSSB – Las Huelgas) was opened and presided by Mother Angelines de Frutos, Abbess President of the Congregation, in the presence of Dom Eamon Fitzgerald, Abbot General of OCSO. It is being held in Las Huelgas until September 23, 2016.
We offer to all the Communities of the Cistercian Congregation of St. Bernard our fraternal prayer and support throughout this time of discussion, discernment and decisions.
THE EIGHTH GENERAL CHAPTER OF THE CISTERCIAN CONGREGATION OF ST. BERNARD
(CSSB – Las Huelgas)
On September 4, 2016
Sr. Dinah Mae dela Cruz
made solemn profession
at the monastery of Our Lady of Mt. Matutum (Philippines).
Sr. Dinah was born in 1989
in Polomolok (South Cotabato, Philippines).
She entered Matutum in 2010
and made first profession in 2013.
September 8, 2016: Brother Jaime Bandres Aisa was born in 1933 in Caldearenas, Huesca (Spain). He entered Huerta in 1991 and made his solemn profession in 1997. Brother was 82 years old and had been in monastic vows for 22 years when the Lord called him.
September 2, 2016: Dom Amandus Prick was born in 1917 in Maastricht (The Netherlands). He entered Tegelen in 1938, made his solemn profession in 1943 and was ordained a priest in 1945. Dom Amandus was Abbot of Tegelen from 1956 until the closure of the monastery in 2002. He was 99 years old, had been in monastic vows for 76 years and 71 years a priest when the Lord called him.