The Curia of the Cistercian Order

The Curia is a sui iuris house that depends upon the Order and the General Chapter, and which fundamentally serves as a residence for the Abbot General, so that he can be free from any influence by any community, and for the Procurator General, who should take care of the residence in the name of the General Chapter. The Curia, which is essentially sui iuris, is neither a monastery nor a monastic community; therefore, it is supported by the Order and cannot receive monks permanently – that is, no monk can switch his monastic stability to the Curia. Moreover, the Curia serves the Order as the ordinary seat of the Synod, of the Council of the Abbot General, of the various secretaries of the Order, of the courses for formation and of the International College of St. Bernard in Urbe.

Holy See information

Circular Letter on the utilization of computer-telematic tools IT DE ES EN FR PL PT
New Dicastery website IT ES EN FR
Communications from the Holy See on the Synod:
- Lettera ai monasteri IT EN ES FR PT
- Lettera ai Vescovi IT-ES-FR-EN-PT