Avila

Location

Official Name Monasterio Cisterciense de Santa Ana

33

Country Spain

City Avila

Address Apartado 128

Postcode E-05080

Contact Information

Telephone [34] (920) 22.16.66

Community Email ocsosantaana@planalfa.es

Superior Madre María Luisa Gómez Tejada, Abadesa 1998

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Abulensis (Ávila)

OCSO Region RE

Founded/Restored 1954

History

Founded in 1330 by bishop D. Sanches Blanques of Avila. This monastery incorporated those of S. Clement de Adaja, S. Scholastica and S. Millán, all of the Order of Cîteaux. They enjoyed royal favor. It was here that Isabelle the Catholic was educated. They were visited by the empress Isabelle and her son Philippe II.

Father Immediate

Viaceli

Past Superiors

Ana María GOMEZ FERNANDEZ — Abbess — 30/01/1953 – 30/01/1956
Corazón de Jesús GUTIERREZ — Abbess — 30/01/1956 – 30/01/1968
Pilar CUBILLO PEREZ — Abbess — 30/01/1968 – 1998

Work and Sources of Income

Decoration and sale of ceramics

Guest Facilities

9 rooms, 13 persons

Transportation

Station : Ávila

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