Pope Francis has appointed the Most Reverend Dom Erik Varden OCSO, Abbot of Mount Saint Bernard Abbey in Leicestershire, England (UK), as the new Bishop-Prelate of Trondheim, Norway. See details here.
Dom Luigi Tiana OSB, most recently serving as procurator general of the Sublacense Cassinese Congregation, has been elected as the new Abbot of San Pietro di Sorres in Sardinia, More details here.
Father Johannes Feierabend OSB, newly ordained monk priest of the Abbey of Saint Peter in Salzburg, Austria, blessed Pope Francis at the end of the General Audience on 28 August 2019 in Saint Peter's Square. For the full story, see here.
Anthony Yao Shun of the Diocese of Jining (Inner Mongolia), China, has become the first bishop in China to be ordained since the 2018 Vatican-China provisional agreement. For details, news articles, and more photos, read 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 had been extended to 31 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.