On December 15, 2011, Brother Sixtus Dueni made solemn profession
at the monastery of Awhum (Nigeria).
Brother Sixtus was born in 1978 in Nigeria.
He entered Awhum in 2004
and made first profession in 2007.
On December 19, 2011, Sister Rita Nwanze and Sister Patricia Okonkwo
made solemn profession at the monastery of Abakaliki (Nigeria).
was born in 1977
She entered Abakaliki
and made first profession
Since no readings are specified for the new vigil Mass of Epiphany, Fr. Justin of Genesee thought some of the many options provided for the feast of the Baptism of the Lord could be used. He put the question to the US Secretariat for Divine Worship.
On December 8, 2011,
Sr. Catharina Park
and Sr. Sara Kim
made solemn profession
at the monastery of Sujong (Korea).
was born in 1967 in Korea,
entered Sujong in 2004
and made firs...
On December 15, 2011, at the end of his second term as Prior, Dom Plácido Alvarez Castro Quiros was re-elected Titular Prior of Los Andes (Venezuela) for a new six year term....
Since the Holy See has agreed to the fusion of the community of Ubexy with that of Val d'Igny, M. Christine Aptel has resigned as abbess of Ubexy.
Consequently, M. Ines Gravier, apostolic administrator of Val d'Igny, has delegated M. Marie-Rose Fl...
On November 24, during the biannual Assembly of the Union of Superiors General (USG), whose theme was: “Transmitting faith: from the Theological Seminar on Consecrated Life to the Synod on the New Evangelization”, the abbot general gave a conference e...
On the 8th of December 2011, the Community of Our Lady of Nový Dvur (Czech Rep.) was raised to the rank of Abbey, in accordance with the decision of the General Chapter, Assisi 2011.
On the same day, Dom Samuel Lauras, titular prior since 2007, was...
Following the resignation of Dom Thomas Georgeon, effective on June 27, 2011, Dom Jacques DELESALLE, Abbot of Mont-des-Cats and Father Immediate of Frattocchie, appointed Father José OTERO, monk of Azul (Argentina), as superior ad nutum of Frattocchie in...
On the 8th of December 2011, at the end of his first mandate, Dom Michael Santana was reelected titular prior of Our Lady of Lamanabi, in the Diocese of Larantuka (Indonesia), for a six year term....
Sr. Guerric Kochx
of the Monastery of Koningsoord
(Arnhem - The Netherlands)
made solemn vows on December 8.
was born in The Netherlands in 1979,
entered Koningsoord in 2006
and made first profession in ...
Sr. Lutgarde Mukamuramba of the Priory of Kibungo made solemn vows on December 8.
Sister Lutgarde was born in Lemera (RDC) in 1982, entered Kibungo in 2004 and made first profession in 2007. She was the first postulant to enter Kibungo....
The community of Bon Conseil
had the joy or celebrating
the hundredth birthday of two sisters.
Sr. Isabelle St-Cyr, born March 28, 1911. She still holds herself straight as a rod, and is always wondering w...
In a decree dated October 18, 2011 the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, at the request of the General Chapter (vote 69), granted the suppression of the monastery of Ubexy and its fusion with the community of...
Moines de Tibhirine… plus de 15 ans après leur mort, ces mots suscitent toujours émotion et intérêt comme l’a montré le succès considérable du film « Des hommes et des dieux ». Beaucoup sont profondément touchés par ce que cette mort a fa...
On November 17th, 2011, the community of Tamié (France) postulated as abbot for an indefinite term Brother Ginepro Riva.
Dom Ginepro was born in 1948, entered Tamié in 2001 and made his solemn profession in 2005. He has completed his theological studie...
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Dom René Hascoët was elected fifth Abbot of the Trappist Abbey of Latrun, located between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, on June 30, 2011. It’s a permanent mandate. Before his election Dom René exerci...
On November 13, 2011, the Community of Madonna dell’Unione of Boschi, in the diocese of Mondovi (Italy) , was raised to a Major Priory, in accordance with the decision of the General Chapter, Assisi 2011.
On the same day, Dom Lino Colosio, Titular...
During the Regular Visitation of Santa Maria de la Esperanza, Esmeraldas, Ecuador, Madre Mireya Sanchez Martinez offered her resignation to the Abbot General.
Following the acceptance of the resignation by the Abbot General and his Council on October 29,...
Requests for donations to defray the expenses of a trip for the Prefect of the Congregation of Institutes of Consecrated Life and Apostolic Life to the Great Lakes region of Africa – Rwanda, Burundi and the Congo – signed by Dom Eamon are obviously sp...