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“The community,
even if its members are few,
remains the little flock
that hopes against all hope...”

(Rule of Bose 12)

The community around the fire during the feast of the birth of St John the Baptist, 24 June 2007
The community around the fire
during the feast of the birth of St John the Baptist, 24 June 2007
Community news
News about the community - A Summary

THE WINDOW OF DIALOGUE

Pietro_Paolo.jpg

“Presiding over the community
means no more than
putting into practise a gift
for assuring unity in the community...”

( Rule of Bose 29)

The priore of Bose, Enzo Bianchi - © 2007 Bosephotoarchiv
The priore of Bose, Enzo Bianchi
The Sunday and feast Gospels
commented by Enzo Bianchi

(in Italian)


POMPEO PIANEZZOLA , Libro d'oro

Year A (2007/2008)
Year B (2008/2009)
Year C (2006/2007)
The articles by the prior

ENZO BIANCHI, prior of Bose 
published in newspapers
in the original language
Some lectures by Enzo Bianchi in the original language
Ritreats, meditations on spiritual themes, radio broadcasts
in the original language

Since 2006
Press releases

by ENZO BIANCHI, prior of Bose

The diary with the engagements of
ENZO BIANCHI
Prior of Bose

IGOR MITORAJ, Tindaro, Parigi La Defense 1977

“Every guest who comes to the community
will be welcomed by you as Christ in person:
I was a guest and you welcomed me...”

(Rule of Bose 38)

Welcoming area at the Monastery of Bose
Welcoming area at the Monastery of Bose
Monastic hospitality at Bose
How to reach Bose
Scouts
Retreats and feasts

Courses of Biblical Hebrew and Greek

27th International Ecumenical Conference on Orthodox Spirituality
CALLED TO LIFE IN CHRIST
In the Church, in the world, in the present time

Monastery of Bose, 4-6 September 2019

in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches

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Life in Christ is witness to the possibility of a life full of meaning, a hope for all always present in the heart of humanity and creation.

XXVIth International Ecumenical Conference on Orthodox Spirituality
DISCERNMENT AND CHRISTIAN LIFE
Monastero di Bose, 5-8 September 2018
in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches

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XXV International Ecumenical Conference of Orthodox Spirituality
THE GIFT OF HOSPITALITY
Bose, 6–9 September 2017
in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches

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XXV International Ecumenical Conference of Orthodox Spirituality
THE GIFT OF HOSPITALITY
Bose, 6–9 September 2017
in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches

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XXIV International Ecumenical Conference of Orthodox Spirituality
MARTYRDOM AND COMMUNION
Bose, 7–10 September 2016
in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches

XXIII International Ecumenical Conference on Orthodox Spirituality
Bose, 9-12 September 2015
Mercy and forgiveness
in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches

22nd International Ecumenical Conference on Orthodox Spirituality
BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS
Bose, Wednesday 3 - Saturday 6 September 2014

XXII International Ecumenical Conference on Orthodox spirituality
“BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS” (Mt 5,9)
Monastery of Bose, Wednesday 3 - Saturday 6, 2014
in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches

PRESS REVIEW


XXI International Ecumenical Conference
on Orthodox spirituality

Meteore, GR (fresco, Dormition of Saint Ephrem the Syrian, detail)


THE AGES OF THE SPIRITUAL LIFE
Bose, Wednesday 4 - Saturday 7 September 2013

XX International Ecumenical Conference
on Orthodox spirituality

Mosaici di Monreale, Creazione di Adamo


MAN–CUSTODIAN OF CREATION

Bose, Wednesday 5 - Saturday 8 September 2012
XIX International Ecumenical Conference
on Orthodox spirituality

Cristo Pantocrator, Gregory Krug - icona, particolare

THE WORD OF GOD
IN THE SPIRITUAL LIFE

Bose, Wednesday 7 - Saturday 10 September 2011
XVIII International Ecumenical Conference
on Orthodox spirituality

Fresco with stories of the life of Ephrem the Syrian (detail)

COMMUNION AND SOLITUDE

Bose, Wednesday 8 - Saturday 11 September 2010
XVII International Ecumenical Conference
on Orthodox Spirituality

Jacob's struggle, Ocrida 1294-95 - fresco

SPIRITUAL STRUGGLE
IN THE ORTHODOX TRADITION

Bose, Wednesday 9 - Saturday 12 September 2009
XVI International Ecumenical Conference
on Orthodox Spirituality

Trasfigurazione, tavola del XII secolo- Santa Caterina del Sinai 

SPIRITUAL PATERNITY

Bose, 18 - 21 September 2008
15th International Ecumenical Conference on Orthodox spirituality

Transfiguration (12th century), from the Monastery of St. Catherine on Mount Sinai
Bose, September 16-19, 2007

The Transfigured Christ
in Orthodox Spiritual Tradition
14th International Ecumenical Conference on Orthodox spirituality
Nicola Cabasilas e la divina liturgiaLe missioni della chiesa ortodossa russa

Bose, September 14-20, 2006
Nicola Cabasilas and the Divine Liturgy
Ο Νικόλαος Καβάσιλας καί η θεία λειτουργία

The Russian Orthodox Church and Its Missions
Миссия Русской Православной Церкви

XVIIth International Liturgical Conference

ALTAR
Recent acquisition, new questions

BOSE, 30 may - 1 june 2019


Monastero di Bose
Ufficio Nazionale per i beni culturali ecclesiastici e l’edilizia di culto – Cei
Consiglio Nazionale Architetti, Pianificatori, Paesaggisti e Conservatori

XVIth International Liturgical Conference
ARCHITECTURE OF PROXIMITY

The concept of a cathedral, the experience of a comunity

BOSE, 31 May- 2 June 2018

XVth International Liturgical Conference

INHABIT
CELEBRATE
TRANSFORM
participative processes between liturgy and architecture

Bose, 1–3 June 2017

XIVth International Liturgical Conference
SEEN FROM OUTSIDE
The exterior of churches
Monastery of Bose
National Office for the Cultural Patrimony of the Church — Italian Bishops’ Conference
National Council of Architects, Planners, Landscapists, and Conservators

Bose, 2–4 June 2016

The building for worship is the most visible image that every religious tradition offers of itself in public space. In giving form to its churches, the Church too has given visible form to itself over the centuries, up to creating in contemporary architecture a series of images of churches: tent, boat, mantle, edifice… A church is seen first of all from outside, and its exterior distinguishes it as much as its interior. What is here at stake, however, is the need for the church to be recognizable as such, even in the plurality of its forms. The architect’s task is to form the body of a church, to give it a posture, to situate it in the city, and to give it a face with its facade. Theologians, historians of architecture and of art express the meaning of the rites outside a church, of the threshold of hospitality, and of the art of the doors. Architects of international fame present their experiences in planning and executing the exterior of a church.

XIII International Liturgical Conference
ARCHITECTURES OF LIGHT
Art, Space, Liturgy

Bose, 4-6 June 2015
Organized by the Monastery of Bose 
in collaboration with
National Office for the Church's Cultural Heritage of the Italian Bishops' Conference
Italian National Council of Architects


The Conference is open to all. Live translation into Italian, English, and French will be available in case there are no less than 15 attendees per language.

XII International Liturgical Conference
LITURGY AND COSMOS 
The cosmological foundations of the liturgical architecture
Bose, 29-31 May 2014 
Monastery of Bose 
National Office for the Church's Cultural Heritage of the Italian Bishops' Conference

XI International liturgical conference
VATICAN COUNCIL II
Liturgy, Architecture, Art
Bose, 30 May - 1 June 2013
Monastery of Bose
National Office for the Church's Heritage of the Italian Bishops’ Conference
Rivista Liturgica

X International Liturgical Conference
IDENTITY AND TRANSFORMATION
The liturgical adaptation of churches
Bose, 31 May - 2 June 2012
Monastery of Bose
National Office for the Church's Cultural Heritage of the Italian Bishops' Conference

IX International Liturgical Conference
ARS LITURGICA
Art at the service of the Liturgy
Bose, 2-4 June 2011
Monastery of Bose
National Office for the Church's Cultural Heritage of the Italian Bishops' Conference

VIII International Liturgical Conference
LITURGY AND ART
The challenge of today's world
Bose, 3-5 June 2010
Monastery of Bose
National Office for the Church's Cultural Heritage of the Italian Bishops' Conference

VII International Liturgical Conference 
CHURCH AND CITY
Bose, 4 - 6 June 2009
Monastery of Bose
National Office for the Church's Cultural Heritage of the Italian Bishops' Conference

VI International Liturgical Conference 
HOLY ASSEMBLY
Form, Presences, Presidency
Bose, 5-7 June 2008
Monastery of Bose
National Office for the Church's Cultural Heritage of the Italian Bishops' Conference

V International Liturgical Conference
BAPTISTERY
Bose, May 31 - June 2, 2007
Monastery of Bose
National Office for the Church's Cultural Heritage of the Italian Bishops' Conference

IV International Liturgical Conference
THE LITURGICAL SPACE AND ITS ORIENTATION
Bose, June 1-3, 2006
Monastery of Bose
National Office for the Church's Cultural Heritage of the Italian Bishops' Conference

III International Liturgical Conference
THE AMBON
Table of the Word of God
Bose, 2-4 June 2005
Monastery of Bose
National Office for the Church's Cultural Heritage of the Italian Bishops' Conference

II International Liturgical Conference 
THE ALTAR
Mystery of Presence, Work of Art
Bose, 31 October - 2 November 2003
Monastery of Bose
National Office for the Church's Cultural Heritage of the Italian Bishops' Conference

I International Liturgical Conference
THE EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION
and its Renewal after the Second Vatican Council
Monastery of Bose, 18-23 April 1994

International Conference on Spirituality
MATTHEW THE POOR
A Contemporary Desert Father

21 - 22 May 2016
Monastery of Bose

Spiritual father of the monastery of St. Macarius in Egypt, he has been a major figure of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
He is a spiritual author, appreciated all over the world: his life of prayer has made him a point of reference for all those who seek in Christ a meaning to their existence.

We have completely renewed the section of our website offered to young people, in which we propose texts in order to help them searching for the sense of their life.
You can find also presentations of the future events: workcamps, autumn meetings and meetings organized in the last days of the year. These pages are intended to be a space of dialogue. You can contact the brothers and sisters in charge of the hospitality who arrange these pages, making your suggestions and asking your questions.

“There is only one way to pray:
the way of the Holy Spirit,
who adapts prayer to each person
according to his or her temperament...”

( Rule of Bose 36)

Job while praying
Job while praying
The daily ecumenical memorial

February menology icon from St. Catherine monastery on mount Sion, detail
of those who offered their life
for the life of their brothers
The daily ecumenical martyrology

detail of an icon from St Catherine Monastery, Mount Sinai
of the ones who offered their life
for their brothers' life
The daily ecumenical martyrology

detail of an icon from St Catherine Monastery, Mount Sinai
of the ones who offered their life
for their brothers' life
The daily ecumenical martyrology

detail of an icon from St Catherine Monastery, Mount Sinai
of the ones who offered their life
for their brothers' life
The daily ecumenical martyrology

detail of an icon from St Catherine Monastery, Mount Sinai
of the ones who offered their life
for their brothers' life
The daily ecumenical martyrology

detail of an icon from St Catherine Monastery, Mount Sinai
of the ones who offered their life
for their brothers' life
The daily ecumenical martyrology

detail of an icon from St Catherine Monastery, Mount Sinai
of the ones who offered their life
for their brothers' life
The daily ecumenical martyrology

detail of an icon from St Catherine Monastery, Mount Sinai
of the ones who offered their life
for their brothers' life
The daily ecumenical martyrology

detail of an icon from St Catherine Monastery, Mount Sinai
of the ones who offered their life
for their brothers' life
The daily ecumenical martyrology

detail of an icon from St Catherine Monastery, Mount Sinai
of the ones who offered their life
for their brothers' life
The daily ecumenical martyrology

detail of an icon from St Catherine Monastery, Mount Sinai
of the ones who offered their life
for their brothers' life
The daily ecumenical martyrology

detail of an icon from St Catherine Monastery, Mount Sinai
of the ones who offered their life
for their brothers' life
The daily ecumenical martyrology

detail of an icon from St Catherine Monastery, Mount Sinai
of the ones who offered their life
for their brothers' life
A lexicon of the inner life,

the stained-glass window

a way to deepen one's own faith
Every week in the company

the icons of Bose - the eastern and western Fathers, Byzantine style

of the first Christian witnesses

The lectionary of the monastery of Bose
«Word of silence
Word of words

MARGHERITA PAVESI, Face of Christ, oil painting on wood
Word made flesh
You only, the Word!»
“To sanctify the time” means to live it otherwise,
to live that time in the way that God wants,

ARTURO MARTINI, The prodigal son, bronze - detail 
to live in communion with God 
Monastic liturgy

ECUMENICAL OFFICE
FOR THE LITURGICAL YEAR

OREGHIERA DEI GIORNI

NEW EDITION 2011
Prayers

ORA, prega - Painting on a stone outside the small chapel at Bose
The distribution of the Psalms
 in the ecumenical liturgical prayer
of the monastic community of Bose
"BOSE MONASTIC SINGING" COLLECTION

...these songs show the possibility
and fecundity of the encounter


Chiesa monastica di Bose

between musical and spiritual traditions
of the East and the West...