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2019 Meeting of the Synod of Abbots President

Abbot Primate Gregory J. Polan, O.S.B. 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.
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Cardinal Parolin Visits Monte Oliveto Maggiore on the 700th Anniversary of its Founding

On the Feast of Saint Benedict, 11 July 2019, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin visited Monte Oliveto Maggiore to commemorate the abbey's 700th anniversary. Read story 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.