Prairies

Dirección

Nombre Oficial O.L. of the Prairies Abbey

42

País Canada

Ciudad Holland

Dirección P.O. Box 310

Código Postal R0G 0X0

Contacto

Teléfono [1] (204) 526-2000

Superiore/a Dom Marcel Carbotte, Abbé 1969-2014, Supérieur ad nutum 2014.

Otras Informaciones

Estatuto Jurídico Abbey

Diócesis Archidioecesis S. Bonifacii (Saint Boniface)

Región OCSO CAN

(Re)fundado 1892

Orígenes

Founded by Bellefontaine at St. Norbert, near Winnipeg, in 1892; raised to the rank of priory in 1902 and to the rank of abbey in 1955. Transferred to Holland, Manitoba in 1978.

Pais

1892, 10 May: Dom Jean-Marie Choutard accepted a property of 300 acres from Mgr. Tache on the Sale River for the construction of a monastery.  Work was immediately begun clearing the site for construction.  This property is located at some distance from Winnipeg and St. Norbert.  The first monks arrived 8 September.  The monastery was blessed 18 October, although still incomplete, which permitted regular life to commence on 6 November.

1897: extensive forest fires near O.L. of the Prairies caused the community much difficulty, unjustly accused of starting the fires.

1903, 5 August: Blessing of the cornerstone of the church and monastery.

1904: Construction continues and the church can be used by the end of the year.

1912, 3 January: the original monastery, by now serving as a guesthouse, is destroyed by fire.

1924: although raised to the rank of priory on 15 February 1901, the first prior is only elected in late1924.

1947, 20 August: Consecration of the monastery church.

1960: 6 priests and 2 brothers are sent from New Melleray to help Prairies.

Padre Inmediato

Bellefontaine until 1930; thereafter Oka [Val Notre-Dame]

Antiguos(as) Superiores(as)

Louis de BOURMONT — Superior — ?/02/1893 – 02/02/1906
Jean-Baptiste GAUDIN — Superior — 02/02/1906 – 19/09/1910
Théophile RAHARD — Superior — 23/01/1911 – ?/09/1913
Paul PELLETIER — Superior — 21/09/1913 – 12/02/1920
Louis de BOURMONT (2nd time) — Superior — 02/03/1920 – 24/06/1923
Dominique GARANT – Titular Prior — 05/08/1923 – ?/09/1936
Léonard SAINT-JEAN — ? Sup. Ad nutum? — 23/10/1936 – 23/04/1945
Lucien SAINT-PIERRE — Titular Prior — 23/04/1945 – 25/07/1953
Fulgence FORTIER — Sup. Ad nutum — 25/07/1953 – 07/12/1953
Fulgence FORTIER — Prior — 07/12/1953 – ?/10/1955
Fulgence FORTIER — Abbot — ?/10/1955 – 30/11/1969

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