Oseira

Location

Official Name Monasterio S. MarÍa la Real de Oseira

52

Country Spain

City Oseira

Postcode E-32136

Contact Information

Telephone [34] (988) 28-20-04

Community Email sp.cisteroseira@planalfa.es

Website www.mosteirodeoseira.org

Superior Dom Alfonso Lora Astudillo, Superior ad nutum 2015

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Auriensis (Orense)

OCSO Region RE

Founded/Restored 1929

Origins

Founded in the 12th century. Cistercian monks lived there until 1835. Re-established by O.L. of Neiges in 1929. Raised to the rank of priory in 1948 and to the rank of abbey in 1977.

History

The monastery was built in the 12th century and inhabited by Cistercian monks until the year of “Exclaustration” (1835). The monastery was abandoned.
1929: The monastery was re-occupied by a foundation from Neiges. The date of the consecration of the church is unknown.

Father Immediate

Neiges until 1960; thereafter San Isidro

Past Superiors

Ildefonso JONQUERES — Superior — 15/10/1929 – 19/07/1944
Ernest CHAZALON — Superior — ?/ ?/1944 – 26/09/1948
Ernest CHAZALON — Prieur tit. — 26/09/1948 – ?/09/1959
Onorio ARCE MATA — Apostolic Administrator — 19/05/1959 – 30/10/1966
Martin GARCIA FERNANDEZ — Sup ad nutum — 30/10/1966 – 20/10/1972
German DIEZ FERNANDEZ — Sup ad nutum — 20/10/1972 – 07/07/1975
Placido GONZALEZ CACHEIRO — Titular Prior — 07/07/1975 – 31/07/1977
Placido GONZALEZ CACHEIRO — Abbé — 31/07/1977 – 11/07/1987
Onorio ARCE MATA (2e) — Sup ad nutum — 11/07/1987 – 21/11/1988
Placido GONZALEZ CACHEIRO (2) — Abbot — 22/11/1988 – 01/01/2000
José Ingacio MÉNDEZ GARCÍA — Sup ad nutum — 01/01/2000; Abbot 06/08/2002 — 21/04/2006
Juan Javier MARTÍN HERNÁNDEZ — Sup ad nutum  — 2006, Abad — 2009-2012
Gerardo Luis MARTIN SANCHEZ — Sup ad nutum — 19/03/2012 – 07/2015

Work and Sources of Income

Herd of 40 dairy cows; manufacture of liqueur and cinchona wine.

Guest Facilities

14 rooms, more than half of which have 2 beds

Transportation

Station: Orense

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