Kasanza

Dirección

Nombre Oficial Monastère N.-D. de l'Emmanuel

74

País Dem. Rep. Congo

Ciudad Kinshasa

Dirección Kasanza via Kikwit

Código Postal B.P. 7254

Contacto

Email Comunidad trappisteskasza@yahoo.fr

Superiore/a Dom Franco Ndulama, Supérieur ad nutum 2006, Prieur 2009-2015 ; Supérieur ad nutum 2015.

Otras Informaciones

Estatuto Jurídico Major Priory

Diócesis Dioecesis Kikuitensis (Kikwit)

Región OCSO RAFMA

(Re)fundado 1958

Orígenes

Founded by Achel in 1958. It was raised to the status of simple priory in 1984.

Pais

The funds needed to make the foundation were provided by Mrs. Pauls, mother of a Jesuit missionary in Kikwit who died at the mission.
1957: The abbot went to the site, preceded by 2 monks, to choose the location for the monastery. The General Chapter of 1957 gave its approval.
1958: The founders left Achel on 6 January under the leadership of Fr. Lambert. Monastic life began on 2 February. There were six founders, including 4 choir monks and 2 laybrothers.
1964: During the revolutionary troubles, the community was forced to evacuate Kasanza and take refuge in Leopoldville, then in Kikombo in 1965.
1966: On 14 Sept. the community returned to Kasanza, but found the monastery pillaged and partly destroyed.
1984: The community changed its name to O. L. of Emmanuel.

Padre Inmediato

Achel / Délégué du Père Immédiat : Westmalle

Antiguos(as) Superiores(as)

Lambert VANDERMEULEN — Superior — 02/02/1957 – ?/ ?/1963
Alberic VANORMELINGEN — Superior — ?/ ?/1963 – ?/12/1972
Edouard MUNUNU KASIALA — Superior — ?/12/1972 – 14/04/1984
Edouard MUNUNU KASIALA — Titular Prior — 14/04/1984 – 05/01/1985
Albéric VANORMELINGEN (2) — Titular Prior — 01/04/1985 – 11/07/1993
Aelred van den BOSCH — Sup. ad nutum — 06/10/1993
Aelred van den BOSCH — Titular Prior — 1997 – 15/08/2000
Jean-Baptiste PASHI-TUNDANDO — Titular Prior — 31/08/2000 — 31/08/2006

Trabajo y Fuentes de Ingresos

Livestock, dispensary, garage, nutrition centre, chickens (500), mill, carpentry shop, garden.

Hospedaje

15 individuals + groups of 40 – 50

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