October 2, 2020 8:41 am

On October 1, 2020, Dom Nathanaël Koninkx, Abbot of Westmalle (Belgium) and Father Immediate of Orval, appointed Father Bernard-Joseph Samain as Superior ad nutum of Orval.

Dom Bernard-Joseph was born in 1947 in Graux (Belgium). He entered Orval in 1970, made his solemn profession in 1976 and was ordained a priest in 1983.