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.
Enclosed nuns from across the United Kingdom and Ireland recently met at Stanbrook Abbey to examine the new Vatican document Cor Orans. See articles and photos here.
Wechselburg Priory's monastic church was elevated to the dignity of Minor Basilica on 12 November 2018, becoming the first church in eastern Germany outside of Berlin to bear the title. Apostolic Nuncio Nikola Eterović proclaimed the papal decree on the festive day. See articles, photos, and Apostolic Nuncio's homily here.
Planning Committee for 2021 International Oblate Congress
Emphasizes Benedictine Spirituality for the 21st Century
The committee for the next International Oblate Congress, in 2021, met from 27 October - 4 November 2018 at Sant’Anselmo in Rome to begin the planning process. This Congress takes place every four years and includes Oblates and Oblate directors from across the globe. For more information, see story 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.