St. Sixte

Location

Official Name St. Sixtus-Abdij

13

Country Belgium

City Westvleteren

Postcode B-8640

Contact Information

Telephone [32] (57) 40.03.76

Telephone 2 [32](57)40.19.70

Community Email gastenhuis@sintsixtus.be

Business Email brouwerij@sintsixtus.be

Website www.sintsixtus.be

Superior Dom Manu van Hecke, Abt 1996

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Brugensis (Brugge)

OCSO Region NED

Founded/Restored 1831

Origins

Founded by Gard

History

1831: Founded by O.L. of Gard.
1836: The monastery of Sint Sixtus comes under the jurisdiction of the abbot Westmalle, at the request of Mgr. Corselis, delegatus ac visitator apostolicus.
1843: During the transfer of the cemetery, the body of the first prior, Dom Franciscus-Maris (d. 1836) is exhumed and found to be intact.
1857: Between 1857 and 1862, 8 priests and 10 brothers are sent to the monastery of O.L. of Petit Clairvaux in Tracadie, Nova Scotia (Canada) to save the community.
1879, 24 June: Consecration of the abbatial church and the high altar.

Foundations

Scourmont (1850); takes part in the foundation of Petit-Clairvaux (1857-1862)

Father Immediate

Gard, 1831-1836; Westmalle until1972; thereafter Zundert

Daughter Houses

Scourmont, Westmalle (1972-1980)

Past Superiors

Franciscus-M. V.LANGENDONCK — Prior — 04/11/1831 – 02/11/1836
Dositheus KEMPENEERS — Prior — 12/11/1836 – ?/ ?/1847
Franciscus DECROIX — Prior — — ?/ ?/1847 – 25/07/1850
Jacobus DEPORTEMONT — Prior — 25/07/1850 – 10/07/1856
Dositheus KEMPENEERS — Prior (2nd time) — 10/07/1856 – 14/06/1871
Benedictus WUYTS — Abbot — 23/06/1871 – 10/06/1872
Albericus VERHELLE — Abbot — 10/06/1872 – 15/09/1910
Bonaventura DE GROOTE — Sup. ad nutum — 03/10/1910 – 20/12/1910
Bonaventura DE GROOTE — Abbot — 20/12/1910 – 05/11/1941
Gerardus DELEYE — Abbot — 27/11/1941 – 30/05/1968
Herman-Joseph SEYNAEVE — Abbot — 16/06/1968 – ?/ ?/1978
Remi HEYSE — Abbot — 13/05/1978 – 23/10/1996

Work and Sources of Income

Brewery

Transportation

Station : Poperinge, 6 km.

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