September 29, 2016 4:55 pm

Dom Joseph Boyle, Abbot of Snowmass (Archdiocese of Denver – USA) since 1985, having reached the age of retirement mentioned in ST 40.A of the Constitutions, presented his resignation to the Abbot General. With the consent of his Council, the Abbot General accepted the resignation which became effective on August 21, 2016.

On September 29, 2016, after the conventual chapter had voted for an undetermined abbatial mandate, an election was held in which Dom Joseph, who is 75 years of age, was postulated as abbot of Snowmass.

The Abbot General confirmed the election, in accordance with Statute 40. A bis of the Constitutions. (See vote 49 of the Acts of the General Chapter of 2014).