Apostolic Constitution “Vultum Dei quaerere
on women’s contemplative life
22.07.2016

We provide below the full text of the Apostolic Constitution Vultum Dei quaerere, “Seeking the face of God”, on women’s contemplative life, signed by Pope Francis.

Apostolic Constitution Vultum Dei quaerere on women’s contemplative life EN

Costituzione Apostolica di Papa Francesco “Vultum Dei quaerere” sulla vita contemplativa femminile IT

July 20, 2016: Brother Paul Cuschieri was born in 1936 in Woolwich, London (Great Britain). He entered Caldey in 1983 and made his solemn profession in 1988. Brother was 79 years old and had been in monastic vows for 30 years when the Lord called him.

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On July 11, 2016, Solemnity of St Benedict, Brother Florencio Navarro Navarro was ordained a priest at the monastery of Jacona (Mexico).

Roma
15-17 novembre 2016

LA ‘DIVINA PIETAS’ E LA ‘SUPPLETIO’ DI CRISTO
IN S. GERTRUDE DI HELFTA:
UNA SOTERIOLOGIA DELLA MISERICORDIA

 SEDE DEL CONVEGNO
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“NOSTRA SIGNORA MADRE della MISERICORDIA”
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The Newsletter n°9 of the Central Secretary for Formation can be obtained from the Internet under the heading: “Formation/Newsletter” :
Formation/Newsletter

Monastic Formators’ Programme 2017
19 th March 2017 (arrival) – to 16 th June 2017 (departure)

This English-language Programme has now run for over 10 years, with over 300 men and women participating from over 40 countries. On this course participants meet with monastics from all over the world and have the experience of being instructed by some of the best monastic teachers of our time. Rooted in the teaching of St Benedict and the monastic tradition it addresses contemporary issues and aspects of human and spiritual growth.It is hoped that this Programme can continue to be of service to our communities.

Further information can be obtained from the Director, Fr Brendan Thomas
brendan@belmontabbey.org.uk
http://www.monasticformators.org/

MFP Leaflet 2017.pdf

On July 9, 2016,
Sister Marie Fabienne Pondichy
made solemn profession
at the monastery of Brialmont (Belgium).

Sister Marie Fabienne was born in 1942 in Liège (Belgium). She entered BrIalmont in 2009 and made first profession in 2012.

Sr Fabienne 1

On July 11, 2016,
Solemnity of St Benedict,
Brother Florencio Navarro Navarro was ordained a priest
at the monastery of Jacona (Mexico).

Father Florencio was born in 1974 in Capilla de Guadalupe (Jalisco, Mexico). He entered Jacona in 2005 and made his solemn profession in 2011. He was typist at the last General Chapter.

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July 13, 2016: Sister Maria Brigida Tomiko Yamano was born in 1929 in Hirado, Nagasaki (Japan). She entered Nishinomiya in 1950. She had been one of the foundresses of Nasu in 1954 and made her solemn profession in 1956. Sister was 87 years old and had been in monastic vows for 63 years when the Lord called her.

The Information Bulletin n°185 that records the News which appeared between the month of January and the month of June of 2016, can be obtained from the Internet under the heading: “News / Bulletins.”
http: Bulletins

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The Necrology notice for n° 2016-1 can be found under the heading: “News / Necrology Page”.
http: Necrology Notices

 

Because of their diminishing numbers, the monks of the Abbey of Melleray have partnered with the Chemin Neuf Community. Since September 17, 2015, twenty members of this community live in the abbey. A new phase began on June 19, 2016 with the celebration around the Bishop of Nantes with the gradual handover. It is not without pain for the monks but they have the consolation that the place continues to be a pole of prayer and a spiritual home for the Diocese.

Melleray

Monastic Formators’ Programme 2017
19 March 2017 (arrival) – to 16 th June 2017 (departure)

This English-language Programme has now run for over 10 years, with over 300 men and women participating from over 40 countries. On this course participants meet with monastics from all over the world and have the experience of being instructed by some of the best monastic teachers of our time. Rooted in the teaching of St Benedict and the monastic tradition it addresses contemporary issues and aspects of human and spiritual growth.It is hoped that this Programme can continue to be of service to our communities.

Further information can be obtained from the Director, Fr Brendan Thomas
brendan@belmontabbey.org.uk
http://www.monasticformators.org/

MFP Leaflet 2017.pdf

July 3, 2016: Sister Lelia Kehoe was born in 1923 in Clonroche, Co Wexford (Ireland). She entered Glencairn in 1949 and made her solemn profession in 1954. Sister was 93 years old and had been in monastic vows for 65 years when the Lord called her.

Sr Lelia + ENG.pdf

July 1, 2016: Sister Ángeles Bolaños Carrasco was born in 1927 in San Ildefonso de la Granja, Segovia (Spain). She entered Arévalo in 1963 and made her solemn profession in 1969. Sister was 88 years old and had been in monastic vows for 50 years when the Lord called her.

June 30, 2016: Sister Léonie Otten was born in 1931 in Brunssum (The Netherlands). She entered the Congregation of the Little Sisters of St.Joseph and transferred to the Cistercian Order at Berkel in 1964. She was sent to Butende in 1967 and she made her solemn profession there in 1969. Sister was 85 years old and had been in monastic vows for 47 years when the Lord called her.

Sr Leonie + ENG.pdf

June 27, 2016: Brother Manuel Álvarez González was born in 1925 in Congosto, León (Spain). He entered Viaceli in 1942 and was a founder of Sobrado where he made his solemn profession in 1950. Brother was 90 years old and had been in monastic vows for 71 years when the Lord called him.

Hno Manuel + SP. pdf

On June 24, 2016, Sr. Anna de Poorter made solemn profession at the monastery of Nazareth (Belgium). She was born in Hontenisse (The Netherlands) in 1967, entered Nazareth in 2010 and made first profession in 2013.

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O.C.S.O.

The Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (also known as “Trappists”) is a Roman Catholic contemplative religious order, consisting of monasteries of monks and monasteries of nuns. We are part of the larger Cistercian family which traces its origin to 1098. As Cistercians we follow the Rule of St Benedict, and so are part of the Benedictine family as well. Our lives are dedicated to seeking union with God, through Jesus Christ, in a community of sisters or brothers.

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