Cardeña

Location

Official Name AbadÍa Cisterciense

55

Country Spain

City S.Pedro de Cardeña

Postcode E-09193

Contact Information

Telephone [34] (947) 29 00 33

Community Email ocsocardena@planalfa.es

Website www.cardena.org

Superior Dom Roberto de la Iglesia Pérez, Abad 2013-2019

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Archidioecesis Burgensis (Burgos)

OCSO Region RE

Founded/Restored 1942

Origins

According to tradition, founded in 534 by monks sent from Monte Cassino by St. Benedict. 200 monks were martyred there in 889 (Martyrology, August 6). It was a Benedictine monastery until 1835. Re-established by San Isidro in 1942; raised to the status of priory in 1945; raised to the status of abbey in 1948.

History

534: The monastery of St. Peter of Cardeña was founded, according to tradition, during the lifetime of St. Benedict who sent monks from Monte Cassino.  Nevertheless, there is no documentary evidence for this, the first historical witnesses dating to 889, when 200 monks were martyred with their abbot Stephen.  All were canonized and are mentioned in the Roman Martyrology for 6 August.

1835: The monastery belonged to the Benedictine Order until 1835 when it was abandoned.  Among its greatest glories is the fact that the community extended its hospitality to the national hero, El Cid, who mortal remains rest in the monastery church.

1950: solemn celebration of the restoration of the Church.

1952: visit of Generalissimo Franco.San IsidroArévalo (since 1973), Benaguacil (since 1972)

Father Immediate

San Isidro

Daughter Houses

Arévalo (since 1973), Benaguacil (since 1972)

Lay Associates

Fraternidad Cisterciense de Laicos de San Pedro de Cardeña

Past Superiors

Amado ALAMANZÓN JARQUE — Superior — 01/05/1942 – 20/02/1943
Nivardo BENAVENT OLTRA — Superior — 13/03/1943 – 04/09/1945
Nivardo BENAVENT OLTRA — Titular Prior — 04/09/1945 – 31/01/1946
Carlos AZCÁRATE ECENARRO — Sup. ad nutum — 31/01/1946 – 07/03/1949
Jesús ALVAREZ ALVAREZ — Abbot — 21/03/1949 – 28/05/1954 (v.46)
Bartolomé PEREZ APARICIO — Sup. ad nutum — ?/06/1954 – 18/08/1954
Bartolomé PEREZ APARICIO — Abbot — 18/08/1954 – 24/04/1962
Carlos AZCÁRATE ECENNARO — Sup. ad nutum — 1962 – 1965 ?
Sergio del PINO CAMPOS — Abbot — 20/09/1965 – 20/06/1984
Pablo LÓPEZ HUECAS — Abbot — 15/07/1984 – 15/07/1990

Marcos  GARCÍA DÍEZ —  Abbot  —  15/07/1990 – 15/01/2008

Jesus MARRODÁN EZQUERRO — Abbot — 01/04/2008 – 18/03/2011

Roberto de la Iglesia Pérez — Sup. ad nutum — 31/03/2011 – 07/05/2013

Roberto de la Iglesia Pérez — Abad — 07/05/2013 –

Work and Sources of Income

Wine cellar and liqueur production

Guest Facilities

40 rooms ensuite, but for practical reasons no more than 15 are normally occupied.

Transportation

Station: Burgos

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