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Tuesday, 24 May 2016


Gabriele and the team of "MGquadro" worked hard during these past weeks so that the new version of our website "" could be published online at the end of May as promised ... It might be that the current site will not be accessible for one or two days at the end of next week in order to allow its migration to the new server. This will be the sign that the end of the work is at hand!


News on the blog : (1)

Wednesday, 06 April 2016

Our computer technician , Gabriele and his team are preparing the transition of the Website of the Order ( to a new version of the program on which the site is built.

This transition will provide greater security and better adaptation of the site to different units that connect to  (desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones). Everything should be finished by the end of May; it is only then that the blog will be closed which currently works to address any shortcomings of the Site.

Further details will be given during the month of May to inform you of the progress of work.


Website of the Order

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Our web site has been recovered but some more work needs to be done. Because of its current instability and especially problems with the server, we prefer to continue for the time being to post the news on the blog :

and reserve the site for private parties and for downloading documents.

This is a temporary situation, destined to last, we hope, for the shortest time possible …

A big thank you to our Gabriele, a computer scientist, for his hard work and unfailing patience!



Saturday, 06 February 2016

On Saturday 6th February, 2016

Brother Maria Francis Uzoh


Brother Maria Dominic Mmuo

made solemn profession

at Holy Cross Monastery Illah (Nigeria).


Prof IllahProf Illah 


Br. Francis was born in 1973 in Awka (Nigeria) ;

Br. Dominic was born in 1985 in Awka (Nigeria) ;

they entered Illah in 2009 and made first profession in 2012.


Newsletter Formation

Wednesday, 03 February 2016

The Newsletter n°7 of the Central Secretary for Formation can be obtained from the Internet under the heading: “Formation/Newsletter” :




Saturday, 30 January 2016

On January 30, 2016, at the end of her third mandate, Mother María Luisa Gómez Tejeda has been re-elected abbess of Santa Ana d’Ávila (Diocese of Ávila, Spain) for an indefinite term.



Sunday, 24 January 2016

On January 24, 2016,

Sister Margherita Baldini

made solemn profession

at the monastery of Vitorchiano (Italy).


 S. MargheritaS. Margherita


Sister Margherita

was born in 1983 in Rome (Italy).

She entered Vitorchiano in 2009

and made first profession in 2012.


The 2016 Monastic Renewal Program

Thursday, 21 January 2016

30 April - 28 May 2016 : The 2016 Monastic Renewal Program at Sant’ Anselmo

A Jubilee of Mercy, in the footsteps of Saint Benedict, at the time of Pentecost will give you a unique space to consider your own vocation. The program, conducted in English, will be open to Benedictine and Cistercian monks and nuns from all over the world.

Registration is limited ; so please explore the Web Site now and register before 1 March 2016 :

The 2016 Monastic Renewal Program


2016 - The Venerable Seniors of the Order

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Happy birthday, Sister Edwige!

On February 2, 2016,

on the Feast of the Presentation

of Jesus at the Temple,

Sister Edwige of Blauvac is 103 years.



Sister Edwige Talagrand was born on February 02, 1913 in S. Laurent-les-Bouy (France). She entered the monastery on March 11, 1941 and made her solemn profession in 1946.

She is the Venerable Senior of our Order with Father Bernard, of Scourmont, who will be 103 years in a few months… We already wish him a happy birthday!


Father Bernard de Give

was born in Liege,


on May 8, 1913.

He entered the Society of Jesus

in 1931,

and became a Cistercian

at the abbey of Scourmont

in 1972. 



During the year, we will also celebrate :

Sister Gérard Emond of Val d'Igny

(born on December 03, 1915 and entered the monastery on August 17, 1943)

and we will celebrate the one hundreth birthday of

Father Joseph Benedict Donnelly of Guadalupe

(born on October 03, 1916 and entered the monastery on January 22, 1965).


We thank

our brothers and sisters

for their witness and their fidelity!


Happy New Year 2016!

Friday, 01 January 2016

In joy and gratitude to the Lord for this new beginning, the Community of Viale Africa wishes all the Brothers and Sisters of the Order all the blessings of the Lord in this Jubilee Year of Mercy!


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 December 31, 2015 – Jubilee of Mercy : Saint Peter’s Basilica - Pilgrimage to the Holy Door  


The Information Bulletin n°184 that records the News which appeared between the month of July and the month of December of 2015, can be obtained from the Internet under the heading: "News / Bulletins."

http: Bulletins



The Necrology notice for n° 2015-2 can be found under the heading: "News / Necrology Page”. 

http: Necrology Notices


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