The Abbot President made a canonical visitation at the Priory of the Annunciation in Sovu, Rwanda, from 4 to 9 October. Immediately after the visitation, the community experienced its own several-day retreat under his guidance. The retreat, a practical introduction to monologic prayer, was a direct preparation for the election of a superioress.
After a long period of administration, the community elected Mother Immaculée Umubyeui as Prioress on 16 October. Mother Immaculée has served the community as Prioress Administrator for the past six years. She has now begun an eight-year term.