General News


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.


Single Chapter

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

On September 14th 2011, during his visit to the General Chapter of 2011 in Assisi, the Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CIVCSVA), Archbishop João Bráz de Aviz, presented to our Abbot General, Dom Eamon Fitzgerald, the document internal to the Congregation concerning the request we had made to change our Constitutions and to function as a Single Chapter. The document accepted the request for a Single Chapter and this became effective from September 14th 2011.

After that it was necessary to present to the Congregation those elements of our Constitutions affected by the new organisation of our Chapter, and to wait for the approval of the amendments. 


On July 24th 2014, the Procurator General of our Order, Dom Timothy Kelly, was able to collect from the office of the CIVCSVA the official decree dated June 3rd 2014 (Prot. n° T34-1/2006) approving the modifications made to our Constitutions.


The new text of the Constitutions will be available to the capitulants in September, at the General Chapter in Assisi.


Official Decree CIVCSVA



Saturday, 09 August 2014

After two months of almost complete blindness, Dom Marcel Carbotte, Abbot of the monastery of N.-D. des Prairies (diocese of Saint Boniface, Canada) since 1969, presented his resignation to the Abbot General. With the consent of his Council, the Abbot General accepted the resignation which became effective on May 31, 2014.



Dom Marcel has recovered his sight. On August 7, 2014, Dom André Barbeau, Abbot of the monastery of Val Notre-Dame and Father Immediate of the monastery of Prairies, at the conclusion of the Visitation, after consulting the brothers, named Dom Marcel Carbotte Superior ad nutum.



Monday, 04 August 2014

On July 29, 2014,

Solemnity of the Dedication of the Church of Our Lady of Mt. Matutum,

Sister Annamarie Ando

made solemn profession at the monastery of Matutum (Philippines).




Sister Annamarie was born in 1976 in Davao City (Philippines).

She entered Matutum in 2004 and made first profession in 2008.



Wednesday, 30 July 2014

On June 30, 2014,

Brother Francis-Mary Ugochukwu Nkem

and Brother Moses Mary-Vianney Doh

made solemn profession

at the monastery of Bamenda (Cameroon).





Brother Francis Mary was born in 1970 in Yaounde (Cameroon).

He entered Bamenda in 2006 and made first profession in 2009.


Brother Moses Mary-Vianney was born in 1977 in Bali-Nyonga (Cameroon).

He entered Bamenda in 2008 and made first profession in 2011.


Arrival for the General Chapter

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The closing date for sending the file giving the date and time of arrival for the General Chapter was... 15th July 2014!


For those who have not yet sent their travel details, please do so without delay.


(The members of ORIENS, of RAFMA and of REMILA, who have their Regional Meeting before the Chapter, should get in contact directly with the person organising their meeting.)


Bernardine Cistercians of Esquermes

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

M.M-Helen M.M-Helen




On July 27, 2014,

Mother Mary-Helen Jackson

was re-elected for 6 years

as Prioress General

of the Bernardine Cistercians of Esquermes









Etoile Notre-Dame

Wednesday, 23 July 2014




On July 22, 2014,

Sister M.-Julienne Ange Commandant

made solemn profession

at the monastery

of Etoile Notre-Dame (Benin).




Sister M.-Julienne

was born in 1978

in Yéhouemey (Benin).

She entered Etoile Notre-Dame in 2006

and made first profession in 2009.





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