On the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, 12 December 2018, the monastic community of the Abbey of Christ in the Desert elected Dom Christian Leisy OSB as its new Abbot. More details here.
Pachacámac Benedictines Make Move to the Monastery of Santa María de la Santísima Trinidad (Lurín, Peru)
The Benedictine monastic community of Pachacámac has moved to the property of a formerly Cistercian monastery in Lurín, Peru. The Cistercian community previously living there, having to return to Spain, invited the Benedictines to continue their monastic presence on the site. Story and photos here.
The 91st Assembly of the Union of Superiors General was held on 21-23 November 2018 in Ariccia, Rome. Several Benedictine monastic superiors were present for the meeting, which focused on the implementation of the XV Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment. See article and photo here.
The CDCS programme is a two-year summer programme and new students can enrol every year. The next unit will be 1 – 12 July 2019 at Sant'Anselmo in Rome. The registration deadline is 2 May 2019, but remember : Traveling to Rome requires international travel arrangements. Register now!
Register now for the LRB Summer Course to be held at Sant'Anselmo, Rome, 14 - 26 July 2019. This program is for monks, nuns and laity in positions of leadership in monastic communities.