General News

The Year 2015 in Taizé

Monday, 27 October 2014

75th Anniversary of the Community of Taizé

100th Anniversary of Brother Roger’s Birth

(12 May 1915 - 16 August 2005)



Throughout the year 2015, the community is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its foundation and it invites everyone to remember its founder, 100 years after his birth and ten years after his death, at the age of 90, killed by a deranged person during evening prayer



Reflection Week on the Relevance of a Religious Vocation

(From Sunday 5 to Sunday 12 July)

An international gathering for young people 40 and under living a monastic or religious life, both those in formation as well as those already committed for some years.





International Colloquium on Brother Roger’s Contribution

to Theological Thought

(From Sunday 30 August to Sunday 6 September)

International colloquium for young theologians 40 and under: theology students, researchers or those already involved in ministry in the Church.



Ordo 2014-2015

Saturday, 25 October 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»).



Thursday, 16 October 2014

On October 12, 2014,

Brother Enzo Gadea

made solemn profession

at the monastery of Huerta (Spain).


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Brother Enzo was born in 1973 in Peru.

He entered Los Andes in 2002 and made first profession in 2005.


Las Esmeraldas

Thursday, 16 October 2014

On October 5, 2014,

Sister Yessika Ochoa Mendoza

made solemn profession at the monastery of Esmeraldas (Ecuador).


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Sister Yessika was born in 1987 in Zamora (Ecuador).

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


A centenarian at Mepkin

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Happy Birthday,

 Father Christian!

 And thank you

 for your witness

 and your fidelity…



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Dom Aidan Christian Carr was born on September 14, 1914 in Galveston (Texas – USA).  He entered the Franciscan Order (O.F.M. Conv.) and was ordained a priest in 1945. He entered Mepkin on October 31, 1969 and made solemn profession on May 11, 1972. He served as Superior ad nutum of Mepkin from 1974 to 1977 and as Abbot from 1977 to 1990.  He was Chaplain in Uganda, in the Community of Butende, from 1993 to 1996.  He remains in good health (for a 100 year old) and continues to have a very active mind.


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General Chapter 2014 Assisi

Tuesday, 09 September 2014

The link to the Blog of the General Chapter 2014 at Assisi:



Mount Melleray

Monday, 01 September 2014

On July 16, 2014, Dom Augustine McGregor, Abbot of Mount Melleray (diocese of Waterford and Lismore - Ireland) since 2010 presented his resignation to the Abbot General. On August 19, 2014, with the consent of his Council, the Abbot General accepted the resignation which became effective on August 30, 2014.

Dom Erik Varden, Superior ad nutum of Mount Saint Bernard(England) and delegated Father Immediate of Mount Melleray, appointed Brother Boniface McGinley Claustral Prior of the Monastery.



Monday, 25 August 2014

On August 23, 2014,

Sister Alice Courcier

made solemn profession at the monastery of Laval (France).




Sister Alice was born in 1984 in Laval (France).

She entered the monastery of Laval in 2007

and made first profession in 2010.



Friday, 22 August 2014

On August 22, 2014,

Sister Maria Rosaria Sato

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




Sister Maria Rosaria was born in 1981 in Chiba (Japan).

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


Novo Mundo

Saturday, 16 August 2014

On August 15, 2014,

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary,

Father Estêvão Néry Fantésia Pinto

made solemn profession at the monastery of Novo Mundo (Brazil).




Father Estêvão was born in 1979 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

Member of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottines),

he entered Novo Mundo in 2010.


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