Welcome to the CIB website

The Communio Internationalis Benedictinarum – the CIB – was born in 2001 in Nairobi, Kenya at a meeting of representatives from women’s Benedictine communities world wide. For some thirty years prior to that event, efforts had been underway to bring together, in a sisterly bond, the nuns and sisters consociated with the Benedictine Confederation.

While each of our communities has its own charism and unique character, we have come to recognise and appreciate our unity in the Rule of St. Benedict and in the Benedictine tradition that has flowered in countries and cultures throughout the world. The CIB has enabled us to experience in profound and concrete ways the rich expression of the Benedictine charism manifested in the lives of our communities.

The CIB has grown and developed in remarkable ways over the years since its birth in 2001. Through this website we hope to keep you informed of CIB initiatives and events.

For more information about the CIB, see ‘About Us’.