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New Abbess at Campo Grande, Brazil

3/21/17

For serious reasons of health, Mother Benigna Silva, Abbess of the monastery of Nossa Senhora Aparecida in Campo Grande (MS, Brazil) presented her resignation to the Abbot General, Pro-President of the Congregazione Brasiliana dei Cistercensi. During his visit to Campo Grande and after consultation with the community, the Abbot General accepted her resignation and oversaw the election of a new abbess. On March 19, Sister Maria Elisabeth da Trindade Alves Ferreira was put forward; and on March 21, 2017, after receiving the necessary dispensations, she was confirmed and installed as Abbess of Nossa Senhora Aparecida in Campo Grande.