Armenteira

Location

Official Name Monasterio de Armenteira

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Country Spain

City Pontevedra

Address E-36192 Armenteira

Contact Information

Telephone [34] (986) 71 83 00

Community Email cisterocso.arm@confer.es

Superior Madre Ana Carmen Moneo Castel-Ruíz, Priora 2009-2021

Other Informations

Juridical Status Major Priory

Diocese Archidioecesis Compostellana (Santiago de Compostella)

OCSO Region RE

Founded/Restored 1989

Origins

Founded by Alloz. Erected as priory 1993.

History

The monastery was founded by monks of Clairvaux around 1151, but had to be abandoned during the expulsions of Mendizabal.

1989, 15 January: arrival at Armenteira; 24 June, official date of the foundation

Father Immediate

Sobrado

Past Superiors

Araceli ITURBIDE — Superior — 1989 – 13/Nov/1993
Araceli ITURBIDE — Titular prioress — 13/Nov/1993 – 16/March/2002
Carmen BIURRUN LEZAUN – Titular prioress 13/05/2002 – 9/Nov/2009

Work and Sources of Income

Hand-made natural soap bars

Guest Facilities

13 rooms (25 persons)

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