Mississippi

Location

Official Name O.L. Mississippi Abbey

42

Country USA

City Dubuque

Address 8400 Abbey Hill Road

Postcode 52003-9501

Contact Information

Telephone [1] (563) 582-2595

Telephone 2 [1] (563) 556-6330

Community Email sisters@olmabbey.org

Business Email questions@monasterycandy.com

Website www.mississippiabbey.org

Superior Mother Rebecca Stramoski, Abbess 2012-2018

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Archidioecesis Dubuquensis (Dubuque)

OCSO Region USA

Founded/Restored 1964

Origins

Founded by Wrentham. Erected as abbey 7 May 1970

History

On 18 October 1964 a group of nuns from Wrentham came to found a new monastery, under the title Our Lady of the Mississippi, not far from the monastery of New Melleray, which accepted the paternity.
The monastery was built onto an existing farmhouse and on 3 May 1968 the church was consecrated by the archbishop of Dubuque.
1979-80 Construction of dormitory, refectory, scriptorium.

2002: New candy factory built.

2009-10: Construction of senior wing and major renovation of entire monastery.

Foundations

Tautra (1999)

Father Immediate

New Melleray

Lay Associates

1) Associates of the Iowa Cistercians;

2) Conversi: an On-Line Community

Past Superiors

Columba GUARE — Superior — 18/10/1964 – 07/05/1970
Columba GUARE — Abbess — 07/05/1970 – 07/05/1982
Gail FITZPATRICK — Abbess — 07/05/1982 – 07/05/2006

Nettie Louise Ganble— Abbess — 07/05/2006 – 07/05/2012

Work and Sources of Income

Candy factory; small farm

Guest Facilities

Several small houses for individuals or small groups

Transportation

Airport, bus station: Dubuque

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  • Escalonias

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    Spain

  • Zenarruza

    Spain