November 21, 2021 8:04 am

Mother Geneviève-Marie Fontaine, Abbess of Échourgnac (Diocese of Périgueux, France) 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.

On November 20, 2021, the Community of Échourgnac elected as abbess, for an indefinite term, Sister Bénédicte Riondet.

Mother Bénédicte was born in 1967 in Marseille (France), entered Échourgnac in 1993 and made solemn profession in 2000. At the time of her election, she was Prioress of the Community.