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Abbot Dom Erik Varden OCSO Appointed as New Bishop-Prelate of Trondheim (Norway)

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.
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2019 Meeting of the Synod of Abbots President

Abbot Primate Gregory J. Polan OSB and the Abbots President of the Benedictine Confederation recently met together for their 2019 Synod at the Abbey of Tepeyac, Mexico. Read more here.
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Dom Luigi Tiana OSB elected as Abbot of San Pietro di Sorres

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.
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Newly Ordained Benedictine Priest Blesses Pope Francis

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.
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Benedictine Graduate Is First Chinese Bishop Ordained after Vatican-China Agreement

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.


Ecumenical Prayer for the Doctrine of Justification

Ecumenical Prayer for the Doctrine of Justification

20th Anniversary : Signing of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification
Friday, 22 November 2019 at 6.00 pm
Basilica of Sant'Anselmo, Rome
Monastic Ed 2020 : Call for Papers deadline

Monastic Ed 2020 : Call for Papers deadline

Monasticism, Education and Formation Symposium | 9-12 June 2020 | Sant'Anselmo, Rome | Call for Papers deadline extended to 30 November 2019 | More info and video 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 6 – 17 July 2020 at Sant'Anselmo in Rome. The registration deadline is 31 May 2020, but remember : Traveling to Rome requires international travel arrangements. Register now!