El Encuentro

Location

Official Name Abadía Madre de Dios El Encuentro

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Country Mexico

City Ciudad Hidalgo

Address Rincón de San Jerónimo

Postcode 61100

Contact Information

Telephone [52] (786) 168 4101

Community Email cistermex@hotmail.com

Guesthouse Email hospederiatrapa@hotmail.com

Business Email tarjetascistermich@prodigy.net.mx

Website www.cistermex.com.mx

Superior Madre Inès Gravier, Abadesa 2014-2020

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Archidioecesis Moreliensis (Morelia)

OCSO Region REMILA

Founded/Restored 1971

Origins

Founded by Ubexy. Erected as a priory: 9 October 1979; erected as an abbey: 20 September 1994.

History

The foundation of this monastery was approved by the general chapter of abbesses in October 1971. The 5 founders left on 26 October and started regular life on 12 December, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Preparations had begun in 1970 by the visit of the abbess of Ubexy and M. Fr. Assise. In April 1971, the property was chosen and purchased. It was about 40 hectares, situated in the diocese of Morelia, some kilometers from Ciudad Hidalgo. It lies 2.000 m. above sea level.
M. Fr. Assise who became the superior fell gravely ill and had to be repatriated in May 1971. She was replaced by M. Gertrude Briswalter.

Father Immediate

Azul

Past Superiors

Gertrude BRISWALTER — Superior — 12/12/1971 – 09/10/1979
Gertrude BRISWALTER — Titular prioress — 09/10/1979 – 19/10/1979 (killed in car accident)
Inés GRAVIER — Titular prioress — 09/11/1979 – 08/11/1985
Virginia PINI — Sup. ad nutum — 21/11/1985 – 10/05/1986
Inés GRAVIER (2) — Sup. ad nutum — 10/05/1986 – 11/03/1989
Inés GRAVIER (2) — Titular prioress — 11/03/1989 – 02/02/1995
Inés GRAVIER (2) — Abbess — 02/02/1995 – 02/02/2001

Work and Sources of Income

Making cards and pictures; icons

Guest Facilities

12 persons

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