Midelt

Location

Official Name Prieuré N.-D. de l

54

Country Morocco

City Midelt

Address B.P. 322

Postcode MA 54350

Contact Information

Telephone [212] 5.35.58.08.58

Community Email ndatlas@menara.ma

Website www.notredameatlas.com

Superior Dom Jean-Pierre Flachaire, Prieur 1999

Other Informations

Juridical Status Majory Priory

Diocese Archidioecesis Rabatensis (Rabat)

OCSO Region REM

Founded/Restored 1934

Origins

Founded by monks from Délivrance and Aiguebelle at Ouled-Trift in 1934. Transferred to Ben-Chicao in 1935, and to Tibhirine 7 March 1938; raised to the status of abbey 26 September 1947; considered as a priory since 1984.

History

1934, 23 March: first attempt at Ouled-Trift (Algiers).
1925, 23 March: transferred to Ben-Chicao (Algiers).
1938, 24 December: canonical establishment of the house.
1947, 28 January: opening of the noviciate.
1947, 10 October: election of the first abbot of N.D. de l’Atlas.
1950: blessing of the temporary chapel by the abbot general, Dom Domninique Nogues.
1958, May-June: persecution by the Fellagha.
1958, 16 July: the barn was burned; some Fellaghas were hiding there. The chapter decided to suppress the community, but the Holy See did not approve the decision. The community is able to continue because of the arrival of monks from Timadeuc.
1964: a large part of the property is confiscated by the government of an independent Algeria.

Father Immediate

Delivrance until 1937; Aiguebelle since.

Lay Associates

Notre Dame de l’Atlas

Important Figures

Martyrs of Atlas

Past Superiors

Robert KUKOVICIC — Superior — 23/03/1934 – 14/12/1936
Benoît BAILLET — Superior — 14/12/1936 – 07/03/1938
Robert Pierre — Superior — 07/03/1938 – 22/07/1939 (v.28)
Jean-Marie FRICKER — Superior — 22/07/1939 – 10/10/1947
Bernard BARBAROUX — Abbot — 10/10/1947 – 14/09/1951
Jeam-Marie FRICKER (2) — Abbot — 02/10/1951 – 11/06/1962
Robert PIERRE — Sup.ad nutum — 24/06/1962 – 07/08/1964
Etienne BECKERT — Sup.interim — 07/08/1964 – 10/12/1964
Etienne DESROCHES — Sup.ad nutum ? — 10/12/1964 – 16/11/1966
François de Sales DIETSCH — Sup.ad nutum — 16/11/1966 – 20/02/1968
Jean TYSZKIEWIEZ — Sup.ad nutum — 20/02/1968 – 02/10/1970 (v.7)
Dominique IMBERT — Sup.ad nutum — 02/10/1970 – ?/04/1973
Aubin LE MOUILLOUR — Sup.ad nutum — ?/05/1973 – ?/ ?/1974
Jean-Baptiste BRUNEAU — Sup.ad nutum — ?/ ?/1974 – 06/10/1978
Jean de la Croix PRZYLUSKI — Sup.ad nutum — 06/10/1978 – 31/03/1984 (22+7)
Christian de CHERGÉ — Titular prior— 31/03/1984 – 23/05/1996
Jean-Pierre SCHUMACHER — Sup. ad nutum — /05/1996 – 18/09/1997 — Titular prior — 18/09/1997 – 1998

Work and Sources of Income

Garden, beehives (and guesthouse in other times)

Guest Facilities

For 14 persons

Transportation

Aéroport et gare : Fès.

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