Bonneval

Location

Official Name Abbaye N.-D. de Bonneval

10

Country France

City Le Cayrol

Postcode F-12500

Contact Information

Telephone [33] (5) 65 44 01 22

Telephone 2 hôtellerie [33] (5) 65 44 48 83

Telephone 3 magasin [33] (5) 65 44 24 49

Fax [33] (5) 65 44 77 69

Community Email abbaye.bonneval@gmail.com

Website www.abbaye-bonneval.com

Superior Mère Michèle Cointet, Abbesse 1996

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Ruthenensis (Rodez)

OCSO Region REM

Founded/Restored 1875

Origins

Foundation of monks in 1147, by Mazan ; expulsion in 1791 ; restoration by the nuns of Maubec (Blauvac) in 1875.

History

1147 Foundation of the ancient abbey Bonneval by the religious of Mazan.
1791 Expulsion of the monks.

1875, 5 November: arrival of the nuns coming from Maubec.
1896, 3 February: blessing of the church restored by D. Emmanuel, Father Immediate and founder of Bonneval.
1927, 9 June: consecration of the church of Bonneval (on the anniversary of the dedication of the church of the ancient abbey).
1947 October, celebration of the 8th centenary of the foundation of Bonneval by the monks of Mazan.
1950, 17 June: erection of a monumental statue of the Virgin Mary, under the title of her  Assumption.
1954 Solemn vows according to the constitution “Sponsa Christi”.

Foundations

Mariaval, in Dordogne (1897-1905), Bon Conseil (1902)

Father Immediate

Bonnecombe until 1967; since then, Neiges

Past Superiors

M. du Sacré Coeur DEJEAN — Prioress — 05/11/1875 – 08/11/1878
Marie Augustin PUECH — Prioress — 08/11/1878 – 25/01/1886
Lutgarde BRU — Prioress — 25/01/1886 – 30/01/1916
Antoinette AYRAL — Prioress — 15/06/1916 – 20/10/1927
Antoinette AYRAL — Abbess — 20/10/1927 – 06/11/1930
Marie de l’Assomption BRU — Abbess — 27/12/1930 – 25/04/1963
Agnès BOUSQUET — Abbess — 20/05/1963 – 04/04/1981

Work and Sources of Income

Chocolate factory

Guest Facilities

Capacity to welcome groups. 30 rooms

Transportation

Gare et aéroport : Rodez (40 km).

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