Ava

Location

Official Name Assumption Abbey

65

Country USA

City Ava

Address Rt 5 PO Box 1056 Ava MO 65608-9120

Contact Information

Telephone [1] (417) 683-5110

Telephone 2 [1] (417) 683-2258

Community Email assumptionabbey@yahoo.com

Business Email aabakery@yahoo.com

Website www.assumptionabbey.org/

Business Website www.monasteryfruitcake.org/

Superior Dom Alberic Maisog, sup.ad nutum 2012

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Campifontis-Capitis Girardeaunensis (Springfield-Cape Girardeau)

OCSO Region USA

Founded/Restored 1951

Origins

Founded by New Melleray. Erected as an abbey, 1956

History

1950: the general chapter authorizes New Melleray to accept property for a foundation and also authorizes it to send a few monks there as caretakers until the foundation can be made.

1952: the general chapter approves the foundation

1956, 21 October: the general chapter raises it to the status of abbey.  An election is held immediately, but the candidate elected refuses the position.

1957, 9 February: new election.

1970: construction of  a new monastery is begun, which opens 19 March 1971. The founders of O. L. of the Philippines (Guimaras), from various monasteries, meet together at Ava to get to know one another and to begin a common life.

Father Immediate

New Melleray

Daughter Houses

Guimaras

Lay Associates

1) Associates of Assumption Abbey;

2) Lay Cistercian Associates of Assumption Abbey (Cuba,MO)

Past Superiors

Canice KENNEALLY — Superior — ?/ ?/1951 – ?/10/1954
Matthew REIDY — Superior — ?/10/1954 – 09/02/1957
Bruno PAYANT — Abbot — 09/02/1957 – ?/01/1965
David (Berchmans) WECHTER — Sup. ad nutum — ?/02/1965 – 19/06/1967 (v.19)
Joseph (Theophane) BAUWENS — Sup. ad nutum — 19/06/1967 – ?/05/1968 (v.19)
Ignace WEBER — Sup. ad nutum — ?/05/1968 – ?/ ?/1969 (v.19)
Gabriel WEHNER — Sup. ad nutum — ?/ ?/1969 – 04/08/1970
David BLACKBURN — Sup. ad nutum — ?/09/1970 – ?/11/1971
Robert MATTER — Sup. ad nutum — ?/11/1971 – 20/06/1972
Robert MATTER — Abbot — 20/06/1972 – 16/05/1986
Flavian BURNS — Sup. ad nutum — 18/05/1986 – 26/04/1988(18+63)
Cyprian HARRISON — Abbot — 26/04/1988 – 20/05/1994
James CONNER — Sup. ad nutum — 20/05/1994 – 30/06/1995
James CONNER — Abbot — 30/06/1995 – 25/01/2000
Basil PENNINGTON — Sup. ad nutum — 25/01/2000 – 10/08/2000
Mark SCOTT — Sup. ad nutum — 10/08/2000 – 08/12/2001
Mark SCOTT — Abbot 08/12/2001 – 08/12/2007
Mark SCOTT — Sup. ad nutum — 08/12/2007 – 05/02/2008

Dom Cyprian Harrison, sup.ad nutum 2008 – 2012

Work and Sources of Income

Production and sale of fruitcakes

Guest Facilities

Bus and airport : Springfield, Missouri.

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