Mariawald

Location

Official Name Abtei Mariawald

23

Country Germany

City Heimbach

Postcode D-52396

Contact Information

Telephone [49] (2446) 9506-0

Website www.mariawald.de

Superior Dom Bernardus Peeters, abbot of Tilburg, Com. Pontif. of Mariawald 2017.

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Aquisgranensis (Aachen)

OCSO Region REI

Founded/Restored 1862

Origins

Founded in 1486 by Bottenbroich; raised to the status of priory in 1487; expelled in 1802; re-established in 1862 by Oelenberg; raised to the rank of abbey in 1909.

History

1486 Original foundations by Bottenbroich (filliation of Camp), which accepted the chapel in honour of O.L. of Seven Sorrows in 1480.  The first chapel was consecrated 12 December 1481 and the first church 11 November 1511.

1802: the monks were expelled following the French Revolution.

1860: Re-establishment by Oelenberg.

1875: the monks were expelled once again during the Kulturkampf.

1887: the monastery is re-occupied  and the new church consecrated in 1891.

1941: third expulsion, this time by the Gestapo.

1945: re-occupation.

Foundations

Marija Zvijezda (1869)

Father Immediate

Oelenberg

Daughter Houses

Marija Zvijezda, Maria Frieden

Past Superiors

Bonifatius BIEGER — Prior — — ?/05/1861 – ?/06/1866
Eduardus SCHEPY — Prior — — ?/07/1866 – ?/09/1875
Franciscus STRUNK — Prior — — ?/10/1887 – ?/10/1889 (v.9)
Stephanus DERKSEN — Superior — ?/10/1889 – ?/06/1891
Hubert JUCHEM — Prior — — ?/06/1891 – ?/10/1891
Johannes Bapt. DETHIER — Prior — — ?/10/1891 – ?/04/1899
Henricus AHLERT — Prior — — ?/05/1899 – ?/06/1909
Laurentius WIMMER — Abbot — ?/07/1909 – ?/07/1929
Stephanus SAUER — Abbot — ?/08/1929 – ?/05/1939
EXILE 1939 – 1947
Christophorus ELSEN — Abbot — 16/01/1947 – 20/09/1961
Andreas SCHMIDT — Abbot — 12/10/1961 – 19/10/1966
Otto ASSFALG — Abbot — 11/01/1967 – 24/02/1980
Franziskus HEEREMAN — Sup. ad nutum — 24/02/1980 – 02/01/1983
Meinrad BEHREN — Sup. ad nutum — 05/01/1983 – 02/07/1983
Meinrad BEHREN — Abbot — 02/07/1983 – 31/10/1992
Franziskus de PLACE — Sup. ad nutum — 01/11/1992 – 22/04/1993
Franziskus de PLACE — Abbot — 22/04/1993 – 22/04/1999
Bruno GOOSKENS — Abbot — 22/04/1999 – 22/04/2005
Josef Vollberg — Abbot — 2006-2016

Work and Sources of Income

Restaurant, liqueur, farm, bookshop

Guest Facilities

8 int. & 6 ext.

Transportation

Bahnhof : Heimbach – Eifel

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