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Robert Igo elected Abbot of Ampleforth

Robert Igo elected Abbot of Ampleforth

Ampleforth, the largest Benedictine community in the United Kingdom, held their abbatial election on 5 January, selecting Dom Robert Igo. Since 2005, Abbot Robert has been Prior at the Monastery of Christ the Word in Macheke, Zimbabwe. Story and links here.
Tigoni raised to Abbey; elects first abbot, John Baptist Imai

Tigoni raised to Abbey; elects first abbot, John Baptist Imai

The Conventual Priory of Prince of Peace at Tigoni (Kenia) was raised to an Abbey, 42 years after its foundation. The monks elected Fr. John Baptist Oese Imai OSB, hitherto Conventual Prior, their first abbot.
Downside Abbey : Habemus Abbatem

Downside Abbey : Habemus Abbatem

Dom Nicholas Wetz has been elected Abbot of Downside Abbey and has announced that the community will leave Stratton-on-the-Fosse.
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Abbot Ivo Auf der Maur OSB

Abbot Ivo Auf der Maur OSB

St. Otmarsberg
Uznach, SWITZERLAND
15 January 2021
Brother Johannes Wagenknecht OSB

Brother Johannes Wagenknecht OSB

Saint Georgenberg Abbey
Stans, AUSTRIA
8 January 2021
Brother Wilfried Wieser OSB

Brother Wilfried Wieser OSB

Erzabtei Sankt Ottilien
Eresing, GERMANY
29 December 2020
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