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Bose is a community of monks and nuns belonging to different Christian Churches, seeking God in obedience to the Gospel and living in fraternal communion and celibacy. We live in fellowship with men and women and at their service.

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Words of Spirituality
If joy is our responsibility as Christians, we need to dedicate ourselves to practicing it - first, because this will help us defeat the spiritus tristitiae (spirit of melancholy) that always threatens us, and second, because we cannot deprive the world of our testimony of the joy whose source is faith.

XXV International Ecumenical Conference of Orthodox Spirituality

Research and scientific committee

Bose, 6–9 September 2017
in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches

The 25th International Ecumenical Conference on Orthodox Spirituality, organized in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches (Bose, 6–9 September 2017) wishes to examine more closely an essential dimension of Christian life: xenitia, the consciousness of being strangers and temporary residents on earth (cf. Heb 11,13), which leads to welcoming the other as a gift of God, to philoxenia (cf. Heb 13,2).

Ecumenical martyrology

May 29

Joachim of Fiore (ca. 1130-1202) monk

Joachim of Fiore, a Cistercian monk and the founder of the Florensian Order, died on March 30, 1202 at the hermitage of San Martino a Pietrafitta in Calabria, Italy.

XVth International Liturgical Conference

Research Project and Scientific Committee

Monastery of Bose
National Office for the Cultural Patrimony of the Church — Italian Bishops’ Conference 

Bose, 1–3 June 2017

“A grammar for imagining and living the Church through its spaces and its architecture” is the theme of the XVth International Liturgical Conference of Bose. It aims at bringing out the participative dimension of church and architectural experience, in an exchange between the commissioning party, architects, artists, and the Christian community.