Echt

Location

Official Name Cisterciënser Abdij Lilbosch

35

Country Netherlands

City Echt

Address Pepinusbrug 6

Postcode NL-6102

Contact Information

Telephone [31] (475) 48.12.53

Community Email info@abdij-lilbosch.nl

Guesthouse Email gastenhuis@abdij-lilbosch.nl

Business Email abdijwinkel@abdij-lilbosch.nl

Website www.abdij-lilbosch.nl

Superior Dom Malachias Huijink, Sup.ad nutum 2008, Abt 2009

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Ruremundensis (Roermond)

OCSO Region NED

Founded/Restored 1883

Origins

Founded by Achel on 16 June 1883.  Raised to the status of priory in 1891 and to the status of abbey in 1912.

History

1939: The monastery had been in charge of a college which furnished vocations but which was also the source of many difficulties.  It was suppressed during World War II by the Germans and never reopened.  Also during the war, the abbot was imprisoned by the Gestapo and the monastery suppressed, but the monks were able to return after liberation.

1968: the college along with 25 hectares of land was sold for a psychiatric clinic.

Foundations

Ockenheim, Germany (1921-1950)

Father Immediate

Achel

Daughter Houses

Annex House: Tegelen

Past Superiors

Anselmus JUDONG — Superior — 11/07/1883 – 11/07/1885
Pius van ZEELAND — Superior — 14/07/1885 – 21/10/1889
Alenius BAETEN — Superior — 18/08/1889 – 03/03/1890
Cornelius van GEFFEN — Superior — 21/11/1890 – 10/11/1891
Guido BROX — Prior — 17/11/1891 – 26/07/1911
Victor van den EYNDEN — Prior — 03/08/1911 – ?/ ?/1912
Victor van den EYNDEN — Abbot — ?/ ?/1912 – 15/09/1927
Anselmus van HOOFF — Abbot — 15/10/1927 – 22/03/1929
Augustinus GIESBERTS — Abbot — 26/04/1929 – 02/12/1934
Cherubinus LENSSEN — Sup.ad nutum — 04/12/1934 – 09/12/1935
Pius STRIJBOSCH — Sup.ad nutum — 10/12/1935 – ?/ ?/1936
Pius STRIJBOSCH — Abbot — ?/ ?/1936 – 29/11/1954
Hieronymus BEIERING — Abbot — 21/12/1954 – 08/05/1974
Adolphus DIJKHOFF — Sup.ad nutum — 16/06/1974 – 27/10/1979
Chris THEWISSEN — Sup.ad nutum — 27/10/1979 – 19/03/1980
Chris THEWISSEN — Abbot — 19/03/1980 — 18/03/2008

Work and Sources of Income

Farm

Guest Facilities

10 rooms (12 beds)

Transportation

Station : Echt

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