Imari

Location

Official Name Trappistine Shudoin

32

Country Japan

City Imari, Saga

Address 1- 41 Ozato - Ko, Niricho

Postcode 848-0032

Contact Information

Telephone [81] (955) 23-8223

Community Email trappist@circus.ocn.ne.jp

Website www.imari-trappistines.org

Superior Mother Marie Raphaela Kuboki Youko, Superior ad nutum 2018.

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Fukuokaensis (Fukuoka)

OCSO Region ORIENS

Founded/Restored 1953

Origins

Founded by Tenshien in 1953 at the monastery of the Holy Family, which was a foundation of Phare from 1925 to 1953; erected as an abbey 1 September 1954. Transfer to Imari 1966.

History

The land and location of the Holy Family was made available by the religious of Phare and on 3 July 1953 a group of founders moved in. On 31 December 1953 there were in total 20 persons.
The monastery was located near an airfield, which developed more and more. Monastic life became no longer possible there and the community had to acquire another site, at Imari, where they constructed a new monastery. They were able to move in in the course of 1966.
The church was consecrated on 6 June by Mgr Fukahori, bishop of Fukuoka, with the participation of the abbot general.

Father Immediate

Bricquebec / Delegate of the Father Immediate : Cardeña.

Past Superiors

Hildegarde SUZUKI — Superior — 02/07/1953 – 02/09/1954
Hildegarde SUZUKI — Abbess — 02/09/1954 – 1964
Charitas KONISHI — Apostolic administrator — 1964-1965
Charitas KONISHI — Abbess — 30/06/1966 – 08/06/1984
Roberta TAKEMURA — Abbess — 08/06/1984 –- 15/08/2000
Josepha YASHIRO TOMIKO, Sup. ad nutum : 15/08/2001 — 31/07/2003
Catharina SHIBUYA — Sup. ad nutum 2003, Abbess 2004-2017

Work and Sources of Income

Agriculture, but above all jams and jellies

Guest Facilities

5 rooms at the guesthouse and 5 at the chaplaincy

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