Mokoto

Location

Official Name Monastere N.-D. des Mokoto

68

Country Dem. Rep. Congo

City Gisenyi

Address B.P. 467

Contact Information

Telephone [243] 8085 26 141

Telephone 2 [243] 81 566 12 68

Telephone 3 [243] 991 36 43 70

Community Email mokoto@skynet.be

Superior Dom Védaste Vitchomo, Prieur 2002

Other Informations

Juridical Status Majory Priory

Diocese Dioecesis Gomaensis (Goma)

OCSO Region RAFMA

Founded/Restored 1954

Origins

Founded by Scourmont in 1954; raised to the rank of priory 1988.

History

1952: in 1952-1953 2 monks of Scourmont stayed in the area for three months to investigate the possibility of making a foundation. They chose Mungerrebero, a peninsula in Lake Kivu, but they were unable to obtain the necessary concession. Nevertheless, they had a small property which was enough to provide for the needs of the founders during this trial period.
1954: a property is purchased 200 km farther north on the shore of Lake Mokoto. The small community made its permanent residence there. The founders left for Congo Feb. 5. The first local novice was sent to Scourmont in December of the same year.

Father Immediate

Scourmont

Past Superiors

Corneille HALFLANTS, Superior ?/02/1954 – ?/ ?/1967
Pie Bukasa, Superior 10/11-1966 – † 24/02/1967
Albert DERZELLE, Superior ?/ ?/1967 – 31/12/1981 (v.51)
François de Sales BERTHET, Superior ?/ ?/1982 – 18/04/1988 (v.12); Titular Prior 18/04/1988 -11/08/1994
Dhelo JIMANI, Titular Prior 11/08/1994 – 15/05/1998
Victor BOURDEAU, Sup. ad nutum 21/05/1998 – 20/08/2002

Transportation

Airport: Goma

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