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Sister Bobbi Meets Pope Francis and Other New Friends

Sister Bobbi Meets Pope Francis and Other New Friends

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Benedictine Sister Bobbi Bussan was able to meet Pope Francis during the 2018 CIB Symposium in Rome.

Warm and gracious, Francis embodied the theme of the symposium, “Let All Be Welcomed as Christ.” (RB 53.1)

Sr. Bobbi says the pope "was very personal and spoke well about women and our contribution to the world Church."

Benedictine Sisters at CIB meetings in Rome

CIB - Communio Internationalis Benedictinarum - was created in 2001 in Nairobi, Kenya to bring together the nuns and sisters associated with the Benedictine Confederation worldwide. 

While each of our communities has its own unique character, we 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 helped us experience the rich expression of the Benedictine charism manifested in the lives of our communities. 

Sr. Bobbi serves as coordinator of the CIB symposium being held September 6-13, 2018 at Collegio Sant Anselmo, with 112 Benedictine Sisters and Nuns attending from around the world.

She's also having fun traveling and shopping, as you can see in these 2 photos:

Italian countryside photo by Catholic Benedictine Sister Bobbi Bussan

Sister Bobbi looks forward to digging into this giant Italian can of Pringles!!

St. Scholastica

St. Benedict

Sister Bobbi at Subiaco


Mass at St. Scholastica in Subiaco


Sister Bobbi and new friend

Sister Bobbi's new friends

Sister Bobbi and new friend

Sister Bobbi and new friend

Comments (3)

  1. Karen Kenny:
    Sep 10, 2018 at 02:19 PM

    WOW knew you were special but now I’m friends with a celebrity. Congratulations

  2. Carolyn R Gray:
    Sep 10, 2018 at 02:40 PM

    Say some prayers for us! It's so wonderful for you to be there. We hope to hear all about your visit and travels You are in my prayers!

  3. Toni Wilken:
    Sep 10, 2018 at 05:45 PM

    Sr. Bobbi, what a thrill for you! You are truly blessed. So happy for you to have this experience! ??????

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