Campénéac

Location

Official Name Abbaye La Joie Notre-Dame

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Country France

City Campénéac

Postcode F-56800

Contact Information

Telephone [33] (2) 97 93 42 07

Fax [33] (2) 97 93 13 27

Community Email abbaye.joie.nd@wanadoo.fr

Business Email atelierlajoie@wanadoo.fr

Website abbaye-lajoie-nd.com

Superior Mère Marie-Joseph Dhanger, Supérieure ad nutum 2012, Abbesse 2014-2020.

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Venetensis (Vannes)

OCSO Region RéCiF

Founded/Restored 1920

Origins

Founded at Ste Anne d’Auray in 1920 under the name N.D. de Bonne-Garde; erected as a priory in 1921 (8 December); transferred to Campénéac in 1953 with the name La Joie Notre-Dame

History

The community was established at Ste Anne d’Auray in buildings which they did not own. In addition they could not easily be adapted to monastic life and the terrain was not suited for cultivation, so life there was very difficult. The father immediate and the community of Timadeuc purchased a property, the castle of Ville Aubert with a large farm, in the same diocese and the transfer was authorized by the Definitory on 4 May 1947.
A monastery was constructed, partly by adapting the castle, and a part entirely new, and on 30 September 1953 the community transferred there. The transfer was an opportune moment to revive the former title La Joie Notre Dame, “Gaudium Dominae Nostrae” of Hennebont.

Foundations

Ampibanjinana (1996)

Father Immediate

Timadeuc

Past Superiors

Marie du Sacré-Coeur PERNEY — Prioress then abbess — 08/12/1921 – 20/07/1938
Lutgarde MASSON — Abbess — 12/08/1938 – 29/08/1941
Gertrude TRÉBAULT — Abbess — 29/08/1941 – 05/11/1941
Vincent de Paul CHAPLEAU — Superior — 05/11/1941 – 24/02/1942
Lutgarde MASSON — Abbess — 24/02/1942 – 24/02/1954
Bernard MOAL — Abbess — 10/04/1954 – 03/10/1971
Madeleine CABILLIC — Abbess — 11/12/1971 – 30/11/1989
Geneviève-Marie FRAVALO — Abbess — 30/11/1989 – 10/11/1996

Michaël Le Tendre — Sup ad nutum — 21/11/1996 – 04/10/1997

Michaël Le Tendre — Abbesse — 04/10/1997-16/07/2012

Work and Sources of Income

Agriculture and livestock. Biscuits, chocolates, and a shop where monastic products and books are sold

Guest Facilities

The “hôtellerie” has 24 individual rooms, 2 dining rooms, and 1 meeting room. The “Ville Aubert” is for groups of young people: 30 beds in rooms and dorms, 3 meeting rooms, 1 kitchen with a dining room

Transportation

Gare destinataire : Rennes. Autobus : Rennes-Campénéac-Vannes.

Monasteries

  • Sobrado

    Spain

  • Mvanda

    Dem. Rep. Congo

  • Clarté-Dieu

    Dem. Rep. Congo