Kibungo

Location

Official Name Soeurs Trappistines

73

Country Rwanda

City Kibungo

Address Diocèse de Kibungo

Postcode B.P. 39

Contact Information

Telephone [250] (0) 8435020

Superior Mère Philomène Kalimbanya, Prieure 2002

Other Informations

Juridical Status Major Priory

Diocese Diocesis Kibungensis

OCSO Region RAFMA

Founded/Restored 2000

Origins

Because of the armed conflict in the west of the Congo, in 1996, a group of sisters, almost all of whom were Rwandan, had to leave the region, and take refuge in various monasteries. Seven of them went to Igny in France. In the fall of 2000, this last group returned to Africa and set themselves up in Kibungo, in Rwanda where they were rejoined by the three others, forming a community of 10 solemn professed. The general chapter of 2002 recognized them as an autonomous priory. The official erection took place November 4, 2002.

Father Immediate

Scourmont

Past Superiors

Immaculée Uzaribara, superior   09/ 2000 – 06/11/2002

Work and Sources of Income

Agriculture, jams

Monasteries

  • Tilburg

    Netherlands

  • Monte Sion

    Spain

  • Citeaux

    France