Rivet

Location

Official Name Abbaye Sainte-Marie du Rivet

08

Country France

City Auros

Postcode F-33124

Contact Information

Telephone [33] (5) 56 65 05 30

Community Email m.c.rivet@wanadoo.fr

Guesthouse Email accueil.rivet@wanadoo.fr

Website www.abbayesaintemariedurivet.com

Superior Mère Christine Vilmain, Sup.ad nutum 2003, Abbesse 2004

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Archidioecesis Burdigalensis (Bordeaux)

OCSO Region RéCiF

Founded/Restored 1852

Origins

Foundation of Maubec [Blauvac] at Blagnac in 1852; transferred to Rivet in 1939

History

The main historic event for the community of Rivet is its transfer from Blagnac, in the diocese of Toulouse, to the ancient Cistercian abbey of Ste Marie du Rivet, in the diocese of Bordeaux.
After this transfer was approved by the general chapter of 1937, le Rivet acquired the required permissions of Dom Bernard Barbaroux wrote to the Rev. Mother of Blagnac: “Our Rev. Father Abbot General (Dom Herman-Joseph Smets) asked me to write you to express his joy at knowing that le Rivet is once again Cistercian. Of his whole heart he wishes sincerely that all will soon be done to put the monastery in the proper state for cloistered religious. »
On 9 June 1939 the community of Blagnac, in possession of the indult of the Holy See dated 23 March 1939, transfered to Ste Marie du Rivet, in Gironde.

Father Immediate

Désert

Lay Associates

Laïcs cisterciens du Rivet

Past Superiors

Marie Agnès MONJOT — Superior — 29/08/1852 – 27/08/1853
Hildegarde SCHREIBER — Prioress — 27/08/1853 – 26/09/1891
Louise DUPONNOIS — Abbess — 04/11/1891 – 03/03/1932
Madeleine FREYDIER — Abbess — 18/03/1932 – 15/11/1965
Chantal de TOURNEMIRE — Abbess — 15/11/1965 – 14/11/1990
Chantal de TOURNEMIRE — Superior ad nutum — 14/11/1990 – 19/10/1993
Benoît BOUCHER — Superior ad nutum — 19/10/1993 – 22/01/1995
Catherine PAGANO — Superior ad nutum — 06/04/1995 – 16/04/1996 — Abbess — 16/04/1996 – 30/04/2003

Work and Sources of Income

Guesthouse, poultry, cookies, shop, liturgical workshop

Guest Facilities

29 rooms; 40 beds ; 1 room for 100 people and 1 room for 70 people

Transportation

Gare destinataire : Langon

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