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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.

Words of Spirituality


“For me, the experience of the desert has been dominant. Between sky and sand, between Everything and Nothing, the question burns. Like the burning bush, it burns without being consumed. It burns for itself, in the emptiness. The desert is also the experience of listening, the extreme of listening” (Edmond Jabès). Perhaps it is this connection with listening that makes the desert, a ‘presence’ always rich in spiritual significance, so important in the Bible.

International Liturgical Conference

XVIIth International Liturgical Conference - Altar

BOSE, 30 May - 1 June 2019

The altar was the subject of the International Liturgical Conference in Bose in 2003. We return to it to present the latest results of historical studies in the past fifteen years and to discuss new questions that have arisen. Particular attention will be given to New Testament foundations of the Christian altar and to its image today