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Bishop of Paterson, New Jersey (USA) Opens Sainthood Cause of Brother Marinus LaRue OSB

On 25 March 2019, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Paterson, New Jersey (USA) signed and sealed a decree that opens “the informative process for Beatification and Canonization” of Servant of God, Brother Marinus LaRue OSB. See details here.
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Montecassino Celebrates the Transitus of Saint Benedict and Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Allied Bombing

On Thursday 21 March 2019, the Abbey of Montecassino celebrated the Solemnity of the Transitus of Saint Benedict, Father of Western Monasticism. See story, homily of Cardinal Becciù, articles, and photos here.
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Olivetan Congregation elevates two abbeys

On 1 February, the Benedictine Congregation of Saint Mary of Monte Oliveto elevated two monasteries to the rank of abbey. The new abbeys of St Bernard Tolomei in South Korea and Holy Cross in Northern Ireland subsequently elected two new abbots. Story here.
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BCC Meeting at Sant’Anselmo 2019

The Benedictine Commission on China brings together representatives from Benedictine monasteries throughout the world to exchange information about the work of their communities related to China and to discuss cooperation on projects for China. This year the meeting was held on 9 March at Sant'Anselmo. Story and photo links here.

Quadrennial Meeting of Benedictine Abbots and Prioresses Meets at Saint Bernard Abbey (USA)

From 22-26 February 2019, Saint Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama (USA) hosted the quadrennial meeting of Benedictine Abbots and Prioresses.  More than 75 monastic superiors representing more than 2,700 Benedictine men and women in the Americas attended the meeting. More details here.


Cultural Dimensions of Christian Spirituality

Cultural Dimensions of Christian Spirituality

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!
6th Leadership and the Rule of Saint Benedict

Leadership and the Rule of Saint Benedict

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.