Meeting of Delegates at Nairobi, Kenya, 2001

Annual meeting of the delegates of the 19 regions in Nairobi, Kenya.  In the setting of a thriving African community with overflowing novitiate the name for the international network of Benedictine women: “Communio Internationalis Benedictinarum” (CIB) was born.  Remembering the importance of the cultural experience in North America in 1999, a special effort was made to put across some aspects of African culture. For example, the young sisters did a pantomime showing ways of conflict solution in their tribal tradition, a tradition of listening and mediating, and they shared their culture of song and dance.