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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.

Community life

A fraternal encounter

9 January 2022

On 9 January 2022, Sunday after Epiphany, after having been present at the Divine Liturgy in the church of Saint George in Fanar (Istanbul), the prior, br Luciano Manicardi, accompanied by br Sabino Chialà and br Luigi d’Ayala Valva, was received by His Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeos at his residence.


The community in brief

Since the first centuries of Christianity there have been men and women who early on came to be called monastics, and who gave up everything in an attempt to live in radical obedience to the Gospel