Frattocchie

Location

Official Name Abbazia Nostra Signora del Santissimo Sacramento

37

Country Italy

City Frattocchie

Address Via Appia Nuova, 37

Postcode I-00040

Contact Information

Telephone [39] 06-898.25.804

Community Email trappisti@trappisti.org

Website www.trappisti.org

Superior Dom Jose Otero, Superior ad nutum 2011

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Albanensis (Albano)

OCSO Region REM

Founded/Restored 1883

Origins

Founded at the Catacombs of St. Callixtus by Mont-des-Cats in 1883. It was raised to the status of priory in 1888 and to the status of abbey in 1891. It was transferred to Frattocchie in 1931.

History

1883: The abbey of O. L. of the Blessed Sacrament at Frattocchie originated with the suppression of the abbey of the Catacombs of St. Callixtus, near Rome.  Leo XIII specifically desired Trappists to be the guardians of this famous cemetery from the early centuries of the Church on the Appian Way and called on them to make a foundation there.

1929: Leo XIII’s successors, Pius X and Benedict XV, continued to favor the presence of Trappists at the catacombs until 1928.  But in 1929, due to a decision of Pius XI, the community had to find another site, and transferred to Frattocchie.  There the community established itself and in 1931 was able to begin construction of the monastery, which would be called O. L. of the Blessed Sacrament.

1944: During the allied invasion, the abbey gave refuge to hundreds of persons.

1949: The regular places were occupied as soon as they were habitable.  The church was solemnly blessed May 12, which crowned the most urgent phase of the construction of the new monastery.

1956: Pius XII stopped in front of the monastery gate to receive the homage of the community and gave it an apostolic benediction.

1962, Sept.: John XXIII visited the abbey and received the homage of the capitulants, then meeting in Rome.

1972: sale of the chocolate factory. Since this time the community has developed a vineyard operation.

2009 His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, receiving the Abbot and several brothers, gave evidence of his affection and support for the community.

Father Immediate

Mont-des-Cats

Daughter Houses

Vitorchiano; Nasi Pani

Past Superiors

Valérien DUJARDIN — Superior — ?/ ?/1884 – 01/12/1886
Ignace BINOUT — Superior — ?/08/1887 – 12/10/1888
Ignace BINOUT — Prieur tit. — 12/10/1888 – 01/04/1891
Ignace BINOUT — Abbot — 01/04/1891 – 29/03/1903 (v.25)
Dominique SCHEERCOUSSE — Abbot — 03/06/1903 – 16/09/1913
Sébastien VANDERMARLIÉRE — Sup.ad nutum — ?/12/1913 – ?/04/1919 (v.11)
Willibrord Van THIENEN — Sup.ad nutum — ?/05/1919 – 19/02/1927
Ubald CORSI — Sup.ad nutum — 31/07/1927 – 29/11/1930
Ubald CORSI — Abbot — 29/11/1930 – 24/02/1947
Gérard HAVERBEQUE — Superior ad nutum — 08/04/1947 – 01/10/1950
Francis DECROIX — Superior ad nutum — 01/10/1950 – 04/05/1951
Francis DECROIX — Abbot — 04/05/1951 – 02/07/1972
Gervais FAUVARQUE — Abbot — 29/09/1972 – 11/01/1996
Gervais FAUVARQUE — Superior ad nutum — 27/01/1996 – 03/03/1997
Antonio MONTANARI — Abbot — 03/03/1997 – 30/01/2001
Aurèle THIBAULT — Superior ad nutum — 09/02/2001 – 11/08/2002
Gonzalo FERNANDEZ — Abbot 11/08/2002 – 14/12/2006
Giuseppe RESMINI — Superior ad nutum 21/12/2006 – 28/05/2008

Thomas GEORGEON — Supérieur ad nutum 2008, Abbé 11/05/2009-27/06/2011

Work and Sources of Income

Vineyard – cellar; Olives – press; shop for the sale of our products.

Guest Facilities

12 rooms

Transportation

Stazione : Roma

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