Boschi

Location

Official Name Monastero Cistercense “Madonna dell’Unione” di Boschi

93

Country Italy

City Monastero Vasco

Address Str. Prov. Val Corsaglia, 1

Postcode 12080

Contact Information

Telephone [39] 0174 56 33 88

Community Email boschi@trappistivicoforte.it

Website www.trappistivicoforte.it

Superior Dom Lino Colosio, Priore 2008

Other Informations

Juridical Status Major Priory

Diocese Dioecesis Montis Vici (Mondovì)

Founded/Restored 1996

Origins

On 24 Novembre 1996, Solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe, Boschi was erected as a simple priory and on 13 novembre 2011, as a Major Priory.

History

Monastic life on the present site of “Madonna dell’Unione” began on 17 May 1972 with the arrival at Boschi of three monks of Tre Fontane. The latter community had decided on 17 March, after deliberation and vote on the part of the chapter, that three of its members would go to Boschi to begin experimenting with a simplified yet authentic form of monastic life. The report also mentions that the General Chapter had given abbots the faculty to authorize these kinds of experiments, and takes into account a certain pressure from the bishops who were asking the Trappists to guarantee a monastic presence in their dioceses in the Piedmont.

 

The monastic implantation at Boschi started as an annex house of Tre Fontane, and subsequently became an annex house of Tamié. The General Chapter of 1993 (in Poyo, Spain) entrusted the house to the personal care of Dom Jean-Marc, abbot of Tamiè, who accompanied it up until the General Chapter of 1996 voted on 11 October for the erection of Boschi as a simple priory under the title, “Monastero Madonna dell’Unione”.

Father Immediate

Tamié

Past Superiors

Bernardo BOLDINI        Superior           17/ 05 /1972 –  02/1974

Domenico TURCO          Superior           02/1974 – 02/ 1977

Bernardo BOLDINI        Superior           02/1977  – 23/ 11/ 1996

Bernardo BOLDINI        Titular Prior    24/11/1996 – 03/05/2008

Work and Sources of Income

Intensive farming of the lands around the monastery, cutting wood for heating purposes, and beekeeping for the sale of honey at the monastery.

Guest Facilities

Seven rooms and six monastic cells. Also, a small house for the use of families or for groups of a dozen people.

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