August 18, 2019 8:16 am

Mother Monica Della Volpe, Abbess of Valserena (Italy) since 1995 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 July 25, 2019.

On August 17, 2019, the Community of Valserena elected as abbess for a six year term, Sister Maria Francesca Righi.

Mother Maria Francesca was born in 1951 in Milano (Italy), entered Valserena in 1977 and made solemn profession in 1984. She was in charge of the formation of the Community and junior mistress before her appointment.