Chambarand

Location

Official Name Notre-Dame du Sacre Coeur de Chambarand

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Country France

City Roybon

Address La Trappe

Postcode F-38940

Contact Information

Telephone [33] (4) 76 36 22 68

Community Email abbaye@chambarand.fr

Guesthouse Email hoteliere@chambarand.fr

Website www.chambarand.com

Superior M. Marie-Rose Flandre, Sup. ad nutum 2012

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Gratianopolitana (Grenoble)

OCSO Region RéCiF

Founded/Restored 1875

Origins

Founded by Laval at Mâcon, 31 December 1875; erected a priory 10 November 1876; transferred to Tremembe in Brazil 1908-1910; to Nova-Friburgo, Brazil, 16 December 1921; to Feluy, Belgium, 15 June 1929; then to Chambarand 16 June 1932 (with the sisters who came from Maubec [Blauvac]).

History

The monastery of Chambarand, first established for religious, had to be abandoned in 1903, during the persecutions in France.
In 1930 the monastery was repurchased by Maubec and in April 1931 the first religious arrived from Maubec. The house was under the paternity of Aiguebelle. Enclosure was established on 8 September 1931.
At the chapter in September Dom Chautard accepted the paternity, with firm designs to bring there the nuns who had returned from Brazil who were at Feluy in Belgium.
The fusion of the two communities was accepted by both groups, so the community of Féluy was united to that of Chambarand in June 1932. It got the title S. Clément and its former rank; the abbess of Feluy took over the government.
1954, 25 March: solemn vows following the constitution “Sponsa Christi”.

Father Immediate

Sept-Fons

Past Superiors

Justine GILBERT — Superior — 30/12/1875 – 10/02/1876
Justine GILBERT — Titular prioress — 10/12/1876 – 01/07/1887
Véronique BRUN — Titular prioress — 06/08/1887 – 08/04/1893
Séraphine CHANTEMERLE — Titular prioress — 23/05/1893 – 02/07/1904
Léon GRANGE — Titular prioress — 15/07/1904 – 04/10/1925
Jean-Baptiste BALMES — Prieure et Abbess (Brésil) — 03/07/1926 – 15/06/1932
Marie BONHEUR — Superior (Chambarand) — 29/03/1931 – 03/05/1931
Cécile GAMBETTA — Superior — ” — 03/05/1931 – 15/06/1932
Jean- Baptiste BALMES (2) — Abbess (Chambarand) — 15/06/1932 – 25/04/1934
Cécile GAMBETTA (2) — Abbess — 25/04/1934 – 28/08/1947
Marie de la Croix FISCHER — Abbess — 29/09/1947 – 29/09/1953
Agnès ARTHAUD — Abbess — 29/09/1953 – 17/05/1981
Marie-Claire MULLER — Abbess — 04/06/1981 – 04/06/2002
Anne MORIN — Superior ad nutum — 04/06/2002 – 10/07/2005

Anne-Chantal DUHAIL, Sup. ad nutum  2005, Abbesse 2006-2012

Work and Sources of Income

Cheese factory; artwork; secretaryship for Mutuelle St Martin; shop

Guest Facilities

40 to 50 persons

Transportation

Gare : St. Marcellin

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