Mistassini

Location

Official Name Monastère N.-D. de Mistassini

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Country Canada

City Dolbeau-Mistassini

Address 100 Route des Trappistes

Postcode G8L 5E5

Contact Information

Telephone [1] (418) 276-0491

Community Email communaute@monasteremistassini.org

Website monasteremistassini.org

Superior Dom Clément Charbonneau, Sup.ad nutum 2010, Abbé 2017

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Chicoutimiensis (Chicoutimi)

OCSO Region CAN

Founded/Restored 1892

Origins

Founded by Lac [Val Notre Dame] in 1892; raised to the rank of priory in 1904 and to the rank of abbey in 1935.

History

1892, 8 September: Dom Antoine, abbot of Oka, agreed to make a foundation at Mistassini on a property offered by the Canadian government located in a region designated for colonization in the forest at the confluence of the Mistassini and Mistassibi rivers, near Lake St. John.  The first three monks sent from Oka arrived on 4 November 1892 and were forced to live in a dilapidated log cabin.  They began work enlarging their living space and clearing the forest.

1893, 16 December: blessing of the first chapel.

1895, 13 September: visit of the minister of agriculture.  The region began to be developed and settled.

1896: installation of a sawmill: floods and fires.

1897: establishment of the parish with resident pastor.

1900: Fire.

1909, 15 June: blessing of the cornerstone of the monastery by Mgr. Augustin Marre.

1911, 10 July: blessing of the monastery by his Emminence  Mgr. Joseph Stagni, apostolic delegate to Canada.

1934, 26 July: blessing of the cornerstone of the church by Dom Pacome, abbot of Oka.

1938, 29 June: blessing of the church by Dom Francis Xavier Huet.

1942, 8 July: consecration of the church by Mgr. Georges Melancon, bishop of Chicoutimi.

Foundations

Founded by Lac [Val Notre Dame] in 1892; raised to the rank of priory in 1904 and to the rank of abbey in 1935.

Father Immediate

Val Notre-Dame

Daughter Houses

Calvaire since 1965

Past Superiors

Louis de Gonzague EMONET — Superior — 04/09/1892 – 08/07/1893
Alban CARPUE — Superior — 08/07/1893 – 01/10/1895
Jean de Dieu GROLLEAU — Superior — 13/10/1895 – 08/11/1898
Cléophas ROY (dit DESJARDINS) — Superior — 15/03/1899 – 13/10/1900
Marie BEAUREGARD — Superior — 13/11/1900 – 17/07/1901
Pacôme GABOURY — Superior — 17/07/1901 – 10/02/1904
Pacôme GABOURY — Prieur tit. — 10/02/1904 – 24/10/1913 (v.31)
Gabriel BRAUD — Sup.ad nutum — 14/12/1913 – 11/07/1926
Ubald DESRANLEAU — Sup.ad nutum — 11/07/1926 – 23/10/1926
Ubald DESRANLEAU — Prieur tit. — 23/10/1926 – 01/05/1929
François-Xavier HUET — Sup.ad nutum — 01/05/1929 – 10/09/1929
François-Xavier HUET — Prieur tit. — 10/09/1929 – 09/10/1935
François-Xavier HUET — Abbot — 09/10/1935 – 15/11/1960
Jean Vianney LAFLAMME — Abbot — 30/11/1960 – 22/09/1965
Damase LADOUCEUR — Sup.ad nutum — 22/09/1965 – 02/12/1965
Damase LADOUCEUR — Abbot — 02/12/1965 – 01/11/1969
Armand VEILLEUX — Abbot — 19/11/1969 – 15/01/1976 (v.57)
Armand BELCOURT — Abbot — 29/04/1976 – ?/ ?/1987
Aurèle THIBAUT — Abbot — 25/03/1987 – 25/03/1999 (v.48)
Jacques PINEAULT — Abbot — 25/03/1999 – 01/03/2010

Work and Sources of Income

Chocolate factory

Guest Facilities

14 rooms

Transportation

Aéroport : Roberval.

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