Calvaire

Location

Official Name Abbaye N.-D. du Calvaire

48

Country Canada

City Rogersville

Address 11505 Route 126

Postcode NB E4Y 2N9

Contact Information

Telephone [1] (506) 775-2331

Community Email calvaryabbey@aol.com

Website www.calvaryabbey.com

Superior Dom Bede Stockill, Abbé 2002

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Archidioecesis Monctonensis (Moncton)

OCSO Region CAN

Founded/Restored 1902

Origins

Founded by Bonnecombe in 1902; raised to the status of priory in 1904; raised to the status of abbey in 1960.

History

1902: fear of expulsion led the community of N.-D. de Bonnecombe to found N.-D. du Calvaire in 1902 as a potential refuge, but the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith raised it to the status of priory in 1904.

1921: having forgotten or not being aware of this act, the General Chapter hesitated to consider it as a real foundation and sent two abbot-visitors.  For several years it was considered only as a refuge.

1930: the election of a titular prior finally took place.

Father Immediate

Bonnecombe until 1965; Mistassini thereafter

Daughter Houses

Assomption (since 1962)

Past Superiors

Antoine PIANA — Superior — 01/11/1902 – 14/10/1922
Hippolythe BRU — Superior — 14/10/1922 – 14/07/1930
Hippolythe BRU — Titular Prior — 14/07/1930 – 18/09/1937
Alyre (Richard) RICHARD — Sup. ad nutum — 18/09/1937 –11/10/1938
Cherubin LENSSEN — Sup. ad nutum — 11/10/1938 – 20/09/1946
Cherubin LENSSEN — Titular Prior — 20/10/1946 – ?/10/1953
Alphonse ARSENAULT — Prieur tit. — 15/12/1953 – 15/11/1960
Alphonse ARSENAULT — Abbot — 15/11/1960 – 11/04/1991
Adrien BORDAGE — Sup. ad nutum — ?/04/1991 – 22/10/1991
Adrien BORDAGE — Abbot — 22/10/1991 – 20/02/1993
Maurice GUIMOND — Sup. ad nutum — 20/02/1993 – 27/04/1995
Maurice GUIMOND — Abbot — 27/04/1995 – 21/11/2002

Transportation

Gare : Rogersville

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