Bethlehem

Dirección

Nombre Oficial O.L. of Bethlehem Abbey

61

País Ireland

Ciudad Portglenone

Dirección 11 Ballymena Road

Código Postal Co. Antrim BT44 8BL

Contacto

Teléfono [44] (28) 2582 1211

Pais www.bethlehemabbey.com

Superiore/a Dom Celsus Kelly, Abbot 1977-2019

Otras Informaciones

Estatuto Jurídico Abbey

Diócesis Dioecesis Dunensis et Connorensis (Down and Connor)

Región OCSO ISLES

(Re)fundado 1948

Orígenes

Founded by Mount Melleray in 1948; Abbey in July 1951.

Pais

A Georgian mansion (c. 1800) with an estate of about 150 mostly fertile arable hectares situated in Northern Ireland was purchased in 1948. Other buildings were added on prior to the construction of an entirely new monastery in the 1960s, which was necessitated by the increasing numbers joining the community. The numbers peaked around 1970.

1967: opening and blessing of the new church.

The monastery is situated in the Northern part of Ireland where the centuries-old political conflict between the English and Irish (later to have a religious Catholic/Protestant dimension) still simmers and flares up from time to time.

Padre Inmediato

Mount Melleray

Pais

Cistercian Lay Associates of Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey

Antiguos(as) Superiores(as)

Oliver FARRELL, Superior (01/09/1948 – 08/07-1951), Abbot (08/07/1951-17/09/1958)
Aengus DUNPHY, Abbot (22/10/1958 – 26/09/1977)

Trabajo y Fuentes de Ingresos

A changing economic climate has meant that the farm no longer provides the community with a viable source of income. This comes mainly from a religious shop, a craftshop and a printery; with something as well from the donations left by the steady stream of visitors.

Hospedaje

10 rooms, all of which can be shared if necessary.

Pais

10 rooms, all of which can be shared if necessary.

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