Nishinomiya

Location

Official Name B. M. Nishinomiya (Torapisuto)

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Country Japan

City Nishinomiya Hyogo Ken

Address P.O. Box 83

Contact Information

Telephone [81] (798) 71-8111

Telephone 2 [81] (798) 71-8121

Community Email trappist-n@sepia.ocn.ne.jp

Superior Mother Veronique Shibata, Abbess 2009-2015

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Archidioecesis Osakensis (Osaka)

OCSO Region ORIENS

Founded/Restored 1935

Origins

Founded by Tenshien at Yawata-Mura in 1935; erected as abbey 1937. Transferred to Jurenji in 1948 and to Nishinomiya in 1966.

History

Mgr Castanier, bishop of Osaka, desired to have in his diocese a contemplative monastery ever since his election as bishop in 1917. On many occasions he presented his request, especially as the number of vocations at Our Lady of the Angels steadily increased.
The 1929 general chapter authorized Our Lady of the Angels to prepare a foundation; the chapter of 1930 permitted the purchase of land; in 1932 Mgr Castanier offered a site in view of the arrival of nuns. The chapter of 1934 and the Holy See authorized the foundation and in the course of 1935 the founders took possession of the new monastery. It was raised to an abbey by the bull of July 6, 1935, but it could not be erected by Mgr Castanier until 8 March 1937.
1945 during the war they returned to Angels 5 June – 17 December 1945.
1948 December 8, transferred from Yawata-Mura to Jurenji.
1954 beginning of the foundation of Our Lady of Nasu; 20 religious were sent.
1966, 30 December, a large part of the old monastery burned down. A religious 42 years old, Sr Suzanne, was burned alive.

Foundations

Nasu (1954), Miyako (1981)

Father Immediate

Bricquebec

Past Superiors

Benedicte BAZIN — Superior — 19/03/1935 – 07/03/1937
Benedicte BAZIN — Abbess — 07/03/1937 – 31/12/1942
Colette MOYENCOURT — Abbess — 11/02/1943 – 01/12/1943
Martina OIKAWA — Abbess — 04/08/1944 – 31/08/1951
Madeleine BOHOMME — Sup. ad nutum — 31/08/1951 – 30/04/1952
Caritas KONISHI — Sup. ad nutum — 31/05/1952 – 20/10/1954
Caritas KONISHI — Abbess — 20/10/1954 – 02/07/1966
Christiana TAMURA — Abbess — 02/07/1966 – 06/06/1998
Joanna SATO — Apostolic administrator — 08/06/1998 –
Théodora NAIKI — Sup. ad nutum (?) — août 2000
Théodora NAIKI — abbess — 15/06/2005 — 08/06/2009

Work and Sources of Income

Cookies. Manual work for different companies  (packaging, putting labels on boxes, etc.). Sale of vegetables and fruit.

Guest Facilities

20 persons at the guesthouse, 5 rooms at the chaplaincy

Transportation

Port : Kobe. Airport : Osaka.

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