General News


Thursday, 08 October 2015

Since January 2015, the Central Secretary for Formation sends by e-mail, every two months, a newsletter on Formation to the all Superiors and Regional Secretaries of our Order. This initiative seems to elicit a real interest and it seems advisable to continue with this kind of information.

Each letter is available in the three languages of the Order, and below you can find links to download it, together with its attachments.




JMC 2015

A Cistercian family gathering

Rencontre internationale


Libri formazione


Ordo 2015-2016

Monday, 28 September 2015

A copy of the Latin Ordo for 2015-2016 is now available on the website, and can be downloaded in PDF format : (« Resources/Liturgy/Ordo »)



Friday, 25 September 2015

Dom Aloysius Yokouchi was elected abbot of Our Lady of Phare (Japan) on June 26, 2015. His abbatial blessing was celebrated on September 19, presided by his Excellency, Bernard Taiji Katsuya, bishop of Sapporo. Also in attendance were Bishop Martin Tetsuo Hiraga, of Sendai and Bishop Rafael Masahiro Umemura, of Yokohama.

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Friday, 25 September 2015

On September 21, 2015, Dom Franco Ndulama completed his term as Prior of N. D. de l’Emmanuel, Kasanza (diocese of Kikwit, R.D.C.).

On September 22, with the consent of Abbot General, the Father Immediate, Dom Nathanaël Koninkx Abbot of Westmalle, appointed Fr. Franco Ndulama as Superior ad nutum.


Las Escalonias

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

On September 6, 2015,

Brother Francisco Alfonso Pérez Munoz

made solemn profession

at the monastery of Las Escalonias (Spain).

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Brother Francisco Alfonso was born in 1978 in Villacarillo (Jaén - Spain).

He entered Las Escalonias in 2010 and made first profession in 2012.


Mount Melleray

Monday, 14 September 2015

On September 8, 2015,

Brother Seamus Corrigan

made solemn profession

at the monastery of Mount Melleray (Ireland).

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Brother Seamus was born in 1967 in Larrha Co. Tipperary (Ireland).

He entered Conyers in 1997 and made first profession in 2012.



Tuesday, 08 September 2015

On September 8, 2015,

Brother Pius Chen Ruey Shiung

made solemn profession

at the monastery of Shuili (Taiwan - foundation of Lantao).

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Brother Pius was born in 1946 in Ping Tung (Taiwan).

He entered Shuili in 2011 and was transferred

from the Benedictine Order of American-Cassinese Congregation.


Martyrs of Viaceli (3)

Wednesday, 02 September 2015

The Beatification ceremony and Mass for the martyrs of Viaceli and Fons Salutis will be held in the Cathedral of Santander on October 3, 2015 at 12.00.

On October 9, at 18:30 Solemn Vespers will be celebrated in the abbey church of Viaceli, for the veneration of the relics of the martyrs and their deposition under the high altar.

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Bricquebec - Dom Paul Houix (2)

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

The health of Dom Paul remains very worrisome; he remains in a coma. The doctors fear that his brain was damaged during the cardiac arrest and perhaps this is the reason why Dom Paul is not yet out of the coma. They will do more tests. We pray for him. Thank you for your fraternal support.



Tuesday, 25 August 2015

On August 22, 2015,

Sister Anastasia Wulur

made solemn profession at the monastery of Gedono (Indonesia).

On the same day Sister Agustina Diah

made solemn profession at the monastery of Gedono (Indonesia).

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Sister Anastasia was born in 1972 in Jakarta (Indonesia).

She entered Gedono in 2006 and made first profession in 2010.

Sister Agustina was born in 1974 in Jakarta (Indonesia).

She entered Gedono in 2007 and made first profession in 2011


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