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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

On November 22, 2014,

Sister Fidéline Marie Bakolinirina

made solemn profession at the monastery of Ampibanjinana (Madagascar).




Sister Fidéline Marie was born in 1982 in Isaka (Madagascar).

She entered Ampibanjinana in 2008 and made first profession in 2011.



Monday, 24 November 2014

On November 23, 2014,

Sister Sonia Nakhoul

made solemn profession at the monastery of Valserena (Italy).




Sister Sonia was born in 1961 in Caracas (Venezuela).

She entered Valserena in 2008 and made first profession in 2010.


Ordo 2014-2015 : Reminder !

Monday, 24 November 2014

A copy of the Latin Ordo for 2014-2015 is now available on the website, and can be downloaded in PDF format : «Resources/Liturgy/Ordo»



The text was sent to the Printer too late and therefore the booklets will arrive later. Thank you for your patience!



Saturday, 22 November 2014

On November 20, 2014,

Sister Maria Goretti Tran Thi Lam

made solemn profession at the monastery of Nishinomiya (Japan).


Sr.Maria GorettiSr.Maria Goretti


Sister Maria Goretti was born in 1977 in Vietnam.

She entered Nishinomiya in 2006 and made first profession in 2009.


La Palma

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Mother Martina Benito Prado completed her second term of six years as abbess of La Palma (Spain). On November 18, 2014, she was re-elected Abbess of the Community for a six year term.


The death of Dom Mauro Esteva, OCist

Monday, 17 November 2014

On Friday, the 14th of November 2014,

Dom Mauro Esteva Alsina, OCist

died in the Abbey of Poblet (Spain).


Abbot of Poblet from 1970 to 1998, Dom Mauro had been Abbot General of the Cistercian Order from 1995 to 2010.

He was 81 years old, had been in monastic vows for 55 years and 47 years a priest when the Lord called him.

The funeral will take place on Monday, the 17th of November 2014 in the Abbey of Poblet at 11.00 a.m.


Dom Mauro Esteva, OCistDom Mauro Esteva, OCist





Friday, 14 November 2014





On November 13, 2014,

Sister Raphael Takahashi

made solemn profession

at the monastery

of Tenshien (Japan).




Sister Raphael

was born in 1973

in Kobe (Japan).

She entered Tenshien

in 2008

and made first profession

in 2011. 




Wednesday, 12 November 2014

On November 4, 2014,

Brother Aloysius Yokouchi

was ordained a priest

at the monastery of Phare (Japan).


P.Aloysius P.Aloysius  


Father Aloysius was born in 1968 in Aomori (Japon).

He entered Phare in 2002 and made his solemn profession in 2007.



Friday, 07 November 2014

On November 1, 2014,

Solemnity of All Saints,

Sister Maria Gonzalo

made solemn profession at the monastery of Crozet (U.S.A).




Sister Maria was born in 1977 in Madrid (Spain).

She entered the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1997

and Crozet in 2010.


Viale Africa

Thursday, 06 November 2014

At the beginning of the month of November 2014, the community of Viale Africa had the joy of welcoming a new portress : Sr. Graciela Guzmán of the Monastery of Hinojo (Argentina).


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