Étoile Notre-Dame

Dirección

Nombre Oficial Monastère l'Étoile Notre-Dame

39

País Benin

Ciudad Parakou

Contacto

Teléfono [229] 23 10 04 42

Email Comunidad etoilenotredameocso@gmail.com

Superiore/a Mère Geneviève Akakpo, Abbesse 2015-2021

Otras Informaciones

Estatuto Jurídico Abbey

Diócesis Dioecesis Parakuensis (Parakou)

Región OCSO RAFMA

(Re)fundado 1960

Orígenes

Foundation of Gardes

Pais

In 1960 N.D. des Gardes sent the first group to Dahomey, who started monastic life 27 November; other groups came in the following months.
During the following years, the monastery was constructed and the community was organized.
1962, 14 July: the first stone was laid for the church by Mgr Gantin, archbishop of Cotonou, it had been blessed by Mgr Chopard on 6 May 1962.
During the course of the year, M. Maga, president of the Republic visited, accompanied by M. Senghor, president of the Republic of Senegal.
1964 on the vigil of the ascension, Fr. André of Bellefontaine died of snakebite. He had been there only 4 days.
1965 the general chapter authorized the request to be erected as an abbey.
1966 January 17, canonical erection as an abbey, and change of stability of the founders.
18 January, election of the first abbess.
25 January, consecration of the church.

Pais

Mvanda (1991)

Padre Inmediato

Bellefontaine

Antiguos(as) Superiores(as)

Monique MASSON — Superior — 1961 – 18/01/1966
Monique MASSON — Abbess — 18/01/1966 – 24/06/1999

Trabajo y Fuentes de Ingresos

Yogurts, jams, syrups, fruit juice and aperitifs, honey and bee-glue, medicinal plants and beauty products, pork butchery, cards, candles, icons; farm

Hospedaje

30 rooms of which 10 are doubles and 3 are triples

Pais

Gare destinataire : Parakou.

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