Mount Saint Bernard

Location

Official Name Mount Saint Bernard Abbey

15

Country United Kingdom

City Coalville

Postcode LE67 5UL

Contact Information

Telephone [44] (1530) 832298

Telephone 2 [44] (1530) 832022

Community Email mountstbernardabbey@btinternet.com

Guesthouse Email guesthouse@abbeymsb.fsnet.co.uk

Website www.mountsaintbernard.org

Superior Dom Erik Varden, Superior ad nutum 2013; Abbot 2015-2021.

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Nottinghamensis (Nottingham)

OCSO Region ISLES

Founded/Restored 1835

Origins

The pioneers of Mount St. Bernard Abbey were all professed religious, English or Irish, of Melleray. Some came directly from France whilst others had spent a short time in Ireland. Melleray regarded this abbey as its first daughter house and made the regular visitations of Mount St. Bernard until the transfer of paternity in 1858.

History

1844: Blessing of the abbey church

1848: Affiliation to the Cistercian Congregation

1935: Laying of foundation stone of new church

1945: Consecration of church

1964  Dom Ambrose elected Abbot Vicar.

1974: Dom Ambrose Southey is elected Abbot General.

Foundations

Bamenda 1963

Father Immediate

Melleray 1835 – 1858; Mount Melleray 1858-1972; thereafter New Melleray

Daughter Houses

Bamenda, Stapehill/Whitland since 1968

Lay Associates

Cistercian Associates of Mount Saint Bernard Abbey

Important Figures

Ambrose Southey

Past Superiors

Odilo WOOLFREY — Superior — ?/ ?/1835 – ?/ ?/1839
Benedict JOHNSON — Superior — ?/09/1839 – ?/ ?/1841
Bernard PALMER — Prieur — — ?/ ?/1841 – ?/ ?/1849
Bernard PALMER — Abbot — 18/02/1849 – 10/11/1852
Bartholomew ANDERSON — Sup.provisoire — 25/03/1859 – 01/01/1863
Bartholomew ANDERSON — Abbot — 01/01/1963 – 02/03/1890
Wilfrid HIPWOOD — Abbot — 20/08/1890 – 20/02/1910
Louis CAREW — Provisional Sup.? — 04/66/1910 – 02/06/1927 (v.19)
Celsus O’CONNELL — Sup.ad nutum — ?/ ?/1927 – 19/09/1929
Celsus O’CONNELL — Abbot — 19/09/1929 – 01/05/1933 (v.14)
Malachy BRASIL — Abbot — 17/07/1933 – 12/05/1959
Ambrose SOUTHEY — Abbot — 09/07/1959 – 07/05/1974
Cyril BUNCE — Abbot — 07/06/1974 – 07/06/1980
John MOAKLER — Sup.ad nutum — 10/06/1980 – 04/02/1982
John MOAKLER — Abbot — 04/02/1982 — 01/05/2001

Joseph DELARGY — Abbot — 11/06/2001 — 11/06/2013

Transportation

Station : Leicester or Loughborough.

Monasteries

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    Hong Kong

  • Quilvo

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  • Armenteira

    Spain