The Way of Benedict: Eight Blessings for Lent by Laurentia Johns OSB of Stanbrook Abbey, England, is a newly-published Lent book that also includes ideas for reflection and action at the end of each chapter.
The Congregation for Catholic Education has confirmed the election of R.F. Bernhard A. Eckerstorfer OSB as the new Rettore Magnifico of the Pontifical University of Sant'Anselmo in Rome. More information and links here.
The 93rd General Assembly of the Union of Superiors General was held in Rome on 27-29 November 2019 at Centro Pellegrini Santa Teresa Couderc. Read more here.
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.
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.