Port du Salut

Location

Official Name Abbaye N.-D. du Port-du-Salut

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Country France

City Entrammes

Postcode F-53260

Contact Information

Telephone [33] (2) 43 64 18 64

Community Email ab.port.salut@wanadoo.fr

Website www.portdusalut.com

Superior Dom Joseph Deschamps, sup.ad nutum 2003, Abbé 2006

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Valleguidonensis (Laval)

OCSO Region RéCiF

Founded/Restored 1815

Origins

Founded by Darfeld 21 February 1815.

History

1816, 10 December: Raised to the rank of abbey by a decree of Pius IX.

1824, 3 July: Consecration of the abbey church by Mgr. de la Myre, bishop of Mans.

Foundations

Bonne Esperance (Perigueux), 1868-1910 ; Val-des-Graces (Verdun), 1877-1883 ; Switzerland (refuge,1902-1914); England (refuge, 1914-1916).

Father Immediate

Citeaux

Daughter Houses

Echourgnac [monks], 1868 – 1910; Igny until1946; Echourgnac [nuns], 1930 – 1952; Grandselve until 1995; Aiguebelle, Oelenberg, Laval.

Lay Associates

Fraternité Port du Salut – La Coudre

Past Superiors

Bernard LE BÈGUE DE GIRMONT — Abbot — 01/07/1816 – 06/05/1830
François d’Assise COUTURIER — Abbot — 07/05/1830 – 19/05/1854
Bernardin DUFOUR — Abbot — 19/05/1854 – 02/07/1859
Joachim LEBAILLIF — Abbot — 07/11/1859 – 31/08/1865
Henri VANDENBROUCQUE (sic) — Abbot — 04/11/1865 – 31/12/1881
Eugène BACHELET — Abbot — 31/12/1881 – 14/06/1908
Berchmans DAVEAU — Abbot — 30/06/1908 – 20/07/1929
Edmond NEVEU — Abbot — 26/08/1929 – 30/06/1954
Marie ANDRÉ — Sup.ad nutum — 05/08/1954 – 23/11/1954
Marie ANDRÉ — Abbot — 23/11/1954 – 14/10/1963
Alain CHRISTIAEN — Sup.ad nutum — 14/10/1963 – 13/10/1965
Alain CHRISTIAEN — Abbot — 13/10/1965 – 27/11/1986
Rémy DECLERCQ — Abbot — 07/01/1987 – 12/06/2000
Jean-François HOLTHOF — Sup. ad nutum — 21/07/2000 – 31/08/2003

Work and Sources of Income

Sub-contracting work on containers for Parisian perfume manufacturers; hydroelectric station on the river Mayenne, hand-made beeswax candles, cookies.

Guest Facilities

30 rooms; mainly for individual retreatants

Transportation

Gare destinataire : Laval

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