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LOCATION

Official Name
O.L. Mississippi Abbey
8400 Abbey Hill Road
Dubuque,  IA 52003-9501
Country
USA

CONTACT INFORMATION

Telephone
[1] (563) 582-2595
Telephone 2
[1] (563) 556-6330: Trappistine Creamy Caramels
Community E-mail
Business Email
questions@monasterycandy.com
Superior
Mother Rebecca Stramoski, Abbess 2012-2018

OTHER INFORMATION

Juridical Status
Abbey
Diocese
Archidioecesis Dubuquensis (Dubuque)
OCSO Region
[USA]
Founded/Restored
1964
Origins
Founded by Wrentham. Erected as abbey 7 May 1970
History

On 18 October 1964 a group of nuns from Wrentham came to found a new monastery, under the title Our Lady of the Mississippi, not far from the monastery of New Melleray, which accepted the paternity.
The monastery was built onto an existing farmhouse and on 3 May 1968 the church was consecrated by the archbishop of Dubuque.
1979-80 Construction of dormitory, refectory, scriptorium.

2002: New candy factory built.

2009-10: Construction of senior wing and major renovation of entire monastery.

Foundations
Tautra (1999)
Father Immediate
New Melleray
Lay Associates
1) Associates of the Iowa Cistercians; 2) Conversi: an On-Line Community
Past Superiors

Columba GUARE --- Superior --- 18/10/1964 - 07/05/1970
Columba GUARE --- Abbess --- 07/05/1970 - 07/05/1982
Gail FITZPATRICK --- Abbess --- 07/05/1982 - 07/05/2006

Nettie Louise Ganble--- Abbess --- 07/05/2006 - 07/05/2012

Work and sources of income
Candy factory ; small farm
Guest Facilities
Several small houses for individuals or small groups
Transportation
Airport, bus station: Dubuque