Annual meeting of the CIB Conference, Poland 2005

The Conference of the CIB met from September 5 – 15, 2005 in Poland as guests of the polish Benedictine women superiors, led by their President, Abbess Jolanta Rzoska and her substitute, Prioress General Martyna Wysocka. The twenty-four members of the CIB Conference met for three days before the arrival of the polish superiors and explored the theme of wisdom leadership, preparing for the 2006 Symposium, and envisioning the future development of the CIB—Meeting regularly already brings fruits of familiarity and mutual trust which encourages deep sharing. The presentation of the Benedictine womens’ monasteries in Poland was excellently prepared and the warm welcome of the group of approximately twenty Benedictine superiors helped to surmount the language barrier. It was also a help to visit with them and some of their brothers a few nearby Benedictine houses and some typical polish sights.

Newsletter Issue 3, ’05 

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Representatives from all five Continents

official welcome for all participants

The meeting opens with a prayer

a group picture in the church of the
Benedictine sisters of Loretto