Novo Mundo

October 19, 2020 8:20 am

Dom Bernardo Bonowitz, Abbot of Nossa Senhora do Novo Mundo (Diocese São José dos Pinhais, Brazil), for reasons of health gave his resignation from the office of Abbot of Novo Mundo to the Abbot General (Cst 40). The Abbot General with the consent of his Council accepted the resignation which became effective 1 October, 2020.

On 18 October 2020, Dom Gerard D’Souza, Abbot of Our Lady of Genesee Abbey (Diocese of Rochester N.Y., USA) and Father Immediate of Novo Mundo, appointed Father Gabriel Augusto Vecchi as Superior ad nutum of Nossa Senhora do Novo Mundo.

Dom Gabriel was born in Santo André (São Paulo) Brazil in 1978. He entered Novo Mundo in 2000, made his solemn vows in 2005 and was ordained a priest in 2015. At the time of his appointment, he was Prior and Novice Master at Novo Mundo.