Nazareth

Location

Official Name Abdij O.L. Vr. van Nazareth

28

Country Belgium

City Brecht

Address Abdijlaan 9

Postcode B-2960

Contact Information

Telephone [32] (3) 313.92.50

Fax [32] (3) 313.43.54

Community Email abdij.nazareth@telenet.be

Website www.abdijnazareth.be

Superior Moeder Beatrijs Peeters, Abdis 2002-2020

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Antverpiensis (Antwerpen)

OCSO Region NED

Founded/Restored 1950

Origins

Founded by Soleilmont in 1950 (July 25); erected an abbey February 3,1951.

History

1950, 25 June: arrival of the founders.
1951, 2 February: transfer of stability.
1954, 22 October: consecration of the church.
1954, 8 December: solemn vows according to the constitution “Sponsa Christi”.

Foundations

Redwoods (1962), Klaarland (1970)

Father Immediate

Westmalle

Lay Associates

Cistercian Associates of O.L.of Nazareth

Past Superiors

Agnès SWEVERS — Superior — 10/07/1950 – 05/02/1951
Agnès SWEVERS — Abbess — 05/02/1951 – 04/02/1960
Myriam DARDENNE — Abbess — 04/02/1960 – 28/02/1963
Benedicta GEEBELEN — Abbess — 28/02/1963 – 28/02/1972
Josepha VAN DOREN — Sup. ad nutum — 28/02/1972 – 05/03/1973
Josepha VAN DOREN — Abbess — 05/03/1973 – 05/03/1979
Benedicta GEEBELEN (2) — Abbess — 05/03/1979 – 17/01/1990
Kirsten BUTAYE — Abbess — 29/02/1990 – 27/02/2002

Work and Sources of Income

Bath soap, shampoo, bath gel, laundry soap, green soap.

Guest Facilities

20 rooms

Monasteries

  • Los Andes

    Venezuela

  • Hinojo

    Argentina

  • Nazareth

    Belgium