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April 2015

Saint John's Bible Presented to Pope Francis

Abbot John Klassen OSB, Saint John's Abbey, and Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, DC, accompanied the Papal Foundation presenting the final volume of the Saint John's Bible, Saint Peter Apostles Edition, to Pope Francis, 17 April 2015. A YouTube video includes the presentation and several interviews.

YCL Conference for Formators

Pope Francis received in audience about 1,300 religious who had participated in the international conference for formators of consecrated persons, held in Rome from 7 to 11 April 2015. Vatican News summarizes at length his address to them. “'Seeing so many of you, you would not believe that there is a crisis of vocations!,' and [the Holy Father] went on to highlight the beauty and importance of consecrated life for the world and for the Church.” Vatican Radio also reported on the event and supplies the full text of the Pope's message.

Benedictines Host Major Superiors of Germany

St. Benedict Monastery, Damme, Germany, hosted major superiors from some 35 congregations for several days after Easter. The meeting, sponsored by the Conference of German Superiors, focused primarily on legal issues of leadership and administration. The talks and presentations dealt with developments in the church and laws governing social security, contracts, and taxes. The participants also looked at data protection. Prior Stephan Veith OSB, who had worked as a tax consultant in civilian life, spoke to his guests about the taxation of guest and retreat houses, liability for economic operations, and laws concerning donations (NWZ Online).

Monastic Institute 2015

The 30th Annual Monastic Institute runs from 28 June through 2 July 2015. The theme is “Monasticism: Soul of the New Evangelization.” Check the website of the School of Theology, Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota, for the full schedule and more information.

Anniversary - 1 April

1 April 1995 the OSB Website made its appearance on the World Wide Web. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the website. “For fools rush in where angels fear to tread” -- Alexander Pope: Essay on Criticism, 1.625.

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