Blauvac

Location

Official Name Abbaye N.-D. de Bon Secours

05

Country France

City Blauvac

Address 994 route de St-Estève

Postcode F-84570

Contact Information

Telephone [33] (4) 90.61.81.17

Fax [33] (4) 90 61 98 07

Guesthouse Email hoteliere@abbaye-blauvac.com

Website www.abbaye-blauvac.com

Superior Mère Anne-Emmanuelle Devêche, Sup ad nutum 1998, Abbesse 1999.

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Archidioecesis Avenionensis (Avignon)

OCSO Region REM

Incorporated 1834

Origins

Founded May 18,1820 at Vaise-Lyon-Rhône, and incorporated in 1834 into the congregation of Notre Dame de la Trappe.

History

Lyon-Vaise : 18 May 1820 – 24 August 1834

Monastery of nuns coming from 1) la Petite Riedra (Switzerland) – 2) then from Frénouville (Normandy) and finally from Cuire (Lyon, May 13, 1817) who moved to Vaise on 18 May 1820.

This whole community was transferred on 24 August  1834 to Maubec (Montélimar – Drôme) led by Catherine Olivier (Mère Victime de Jésus), superior of Vaise in 1825 and prioress of  Maubec.

 

1844 The community of Maubec changes its name from Notre Dame de toute Consolation (Our Lady of All Consolation) to Notre Dame de Bon Secours (Our Lady of Good Help).

1847 foundation of the orphanage, which was closed in 1931.

1952, 21 March: solemn vows in conformity with “Sponsa Christi”

Foundations

Blagnac/Rivet, 1852; Bonneval (Aveyron), 1875; Nouvelle (Gard), 1879-1886; Saint Vinebault (Champagne), 1894-97; Chambarand (Isère), 1931.

Father Immediate

Aiguebelle

Lay Associates

Laïcs Cisterciens de Blauvac

Past Superiors

Victime du Coeur de J. OLIVIER, Prieure 24/08/1834 – 16/08/1839
Marie-Thérèse HENRY, Prieure 30/09/1839 – 28/06/1841
Clémence COLIN, Prieure 28/06/1841 – 23/08/1868
François d’Assise COLOMB, Prieure 23/08/1868 – 11/04/1871
Lutgarde NOURRIT, Prieure 23/09/1871 – 25/09/1874
Marie du Sacré-Coeur DEGAN, Prieure 25/11/1874 – 18/11/1875
Delphine TRAINAR, Supérieure 18/11/1875 – 20/06/1876
Ephrem DULMET, Supérieure 14/11/1876 – 11/03/1877
Alexandrine LANDOLPHE, Prieure 11/03/1877 – 12/04/1889
Delphine TRAINAR (2), Prieure 12/04/1889 – 08/04/1892
Bernard RAULIN, Prieure 08/04/1892 – 30/04/1900
Marie-Joseph PLANCHE, Prieure 30/04/1900 – 16/05/1903
Bernard RAULIN (2),Prieure 16/05/1903 – 29/07/1915
Marie BONHEUR, Prieure 29/07/1915 – 1927, Abbesse 1927 – 29/03/1931
Alexandrine de CHEVRON-V, Abbesse 14/04/1931 – 14/05/1934
Hedwige NICOLAS, Abbesse 14/05/1931 – 28/12/1940
Joseph-Marie BURG, Abbesse 25/01/1941 – 02/01/1944
Marie ALIXANT, Abbesse 26/01/1944 – ?/11/1956
Geneviève du CHAFFAUT, Abbesse 30/11/1956 – 14/07/1984
Dominique DELHEURE, Supérieure ad nutum 05/09/1984 – 07/10/1985; Abbess 07/10/1985 – 01/11/1998

Work and Sources of Income

Altar breads, honey, lavender essence; olive wood crosses

Guest Facilities

15 persons; (groups of young people have priority)

Transportation

Gare destinataire : Avignon.

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