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April 2017

New Appointments in Subiaco Cassinese Congregation

In recent months, Abbot President Guillermo Leon Arboleda Tamayo OSB has nominated the following monks to the Curia Generalizia, Rome: P. Luigi Tiana OSB (Subiaco Abbey, Italy) as Procurator General; P. Christian Leisy OSB (Christ in the Desert Abbey, USA) as Assistant and Secretary; P. Stefano Visintin OSB (Praglia Abbey, Italy) as Assistant; P. Abbot Emeritus Jacques Damestoy OSB (Belloc Abbey, France) as Assistant; and P. Abbot Emeritus Andre Ouedraogo OSB (Koubri, Burkina Faso) as Assistant. 

The abbot president has also confirmed the following elections:  P. Luc-Ange Randrianasolo OSB as Conventual Prior of the Monastery of Mahitsy (Madagascar); P. Eduardo Africa OSB as first abbot of the Priory of the Transfiguration, Malaybalay (Philippines), elevated to the status of abbey by decree of the abbot president, 2 February 2017; P. Prior Pierre Thoi OSB as Visitor of the Vietnamese Province. He has also nominated P. Abbot Joël Chauvelot OSB, Abbot of Tournay, as Abbot Administrator of Belloc (France), until the next canonical visitation; and P. Abbot Jean-Christophe Yameogo OSB as Prior Administrator of Koubri (Burkina Faso), for two years.

Sacred Triduum and Easter Sunday – 13-16 April

Palm Sunday is the start of the holiest week of the year for Western Christians. The Sacred Triduum of the Lord's Passion and Resurrection begins with the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper (Thursday, 13 April). Holy Thursday is the oldest of the celebrations of Holy Week. During the Last Supper, Christ blessed the bread and wine with the very words that Catholic and Orthodox priests use to consecrate the Body and Blood of Christ during the Mass and the Divine Liturgy.

Most Holy Week services from Saint John's Abbey will be broadcast live from the abbey church. The Text This Week offers a rich variety of Web resources for Holy Week.

Friends of Saint Benedict

The Friends of St. Benedict announces the 2017 Benedictine Experience at Bishop's Ranch, Healdsburg, CA, 19-25 June 2017. The theme, Rediscovering Benedictine Wisdom in a Time of Turmoil, will be presented by Brother Bede J. Healey OSB Cam., of Incarnation Monastery in Berkeley, CA. Mr. John Renke will return as music director. Father David Caffrey will lead chapter meetings. Registration information is available on the website, <www.benedictfriend.org>. This year, registration will be by mail only; please download and print the registration form from the website and mail it in to register.

Monastic Institute 2017

This year's 32nd Monastic Institute will explore Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home. The institute, "A Monastic Response to Caring for Our Common Home," runs from 2 to 6 July 2017, Collegeville, Minnesota.

Benedictine Development Symposium

Online registration is now possible for the 2017 Benedictine Development Symposium, Christ the King Priory in Schuyler, Nebraska – 24-28 July 2017. The symposium is comprised of religious and lay men and women who work in the area of development. It connects people with one another to provide resources and networking among the participants. The early bird special rate expires 30 April 2017.

 

What's New OSB
What's New auf Deutsch: Aktuelle Meldungen (Erbe und Auftrag, Monastische Welt).
What Was New OSB, January, February, and March 2017, and previous quarters (1995-; archive).

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