May 4, 2024 3:55 pm

The community of Calvaire (Canada) has been aware for some time of its situation of fragility. The superior, Dom Innocent Ugyeh, and the brothers, with the help of the Father Immediate (Dom Gerard D’Souza, abbot of Genesee) and the Commission for the future, after serious consideration, have judged that it is not possible for the community to recover from this situation, and that it must be closed. The Abbot General and his Council have followed the situation closely.

Following the process described in the Statute on the Accompaniment of Fragile Communities and the Suppression of a Monastery, on 26 April 2024, the Abbot General and his Council, in the name of the General Chapter, voted to suppress the community of Calvaire.

On the same date the Abbot General and his Council named a Commission for Closure to implement the suppression process, under the presidency of Dom Gerard D’Souza, abbot of Genesee.

Please pray for the brothers of Calvaire at this sad time.