The Federation of Saint Scholastica, comprised of 20 Monasteries of
Benedictine Women, was established on February 25, 1922.
Communio Internationalis Benedictinarum-"CIB"
The CIB is a “communio” or organization representing some 14,000 Benedictine women from all over the world who are consociated with the Benedictine Confederation. Delegates from each of the 19 Regions of the world form the CIB Conference. They provide a liaison among the Benedictine communities of their respective Regions. The CIB Conference meets annually under the leadership of a Moderator. Sister Judith Ann Heble was recently re-elected to another 4-year term as the Moderator, having served as such for the past 8 years. Sister Judith Ann has been involved in this international endeavor for the past 17 years.
American Benedictine Association's Biennial Convention
Susan Quaintance, OSB (St. Scholastica Monastery, Chicago), took the office of President, having served as Vice President/President Elect 2012-2014.
The American Benedictine Academy held its biennial convention at Conception Abbey in Conception, Missouri in late July. A number of stimulating presentations were given, developing the theme "Benedictine Monasticism: The Past Receiving the Future."