Tenshien

Location

Official Name Torapisuto Shudoin (Tenshien)

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Country Japan

City Hakodate

Address 346, Kamiyunokawa

Postcode 042-0914

Contact Information

Telephone [81] (138) 57-2839

Superior Mother Cecilia Aoki, Abbess 2000

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Sapporensis (Sapporo)

OCSO Region ORIENS

Founded/Restored 1898

Origins

Founded by Ubexy on 21 November 1898. Erected as an abbey in September 1928. The foundation was made at the request of Mgr Berlioz, bishop of Hakodate and its missionaries.

History

1910 foundation of the first wing of the monastery and of the chaplaincy.
1913 construction of the church.
1914, 2 October, blessing of the church by Mgr Berlioz.
1924 construction of the third wing.
1925, 16 October, fire in the church and first wing of the building.
1926 reconstruction of the first wing.
1927 reconstruction of the church. On 7 July it is blessed by Mgr Berlioz.
1945 June – December, refuge of Our Lady of Lourdes (foundation of Phare) at O.L Angels (Tenshien).
1952 November, visit of the Abbot General.
1953 Visit of the crown prince, the brother of the emperor and other members of the imperial family.
1956 second visit of the Abbot General.

Foundations

Lourdes (Nishinomiya, 1935), Holy Family (Imari, 1953), Sujong (1987)

Father Immediate

Bricquebec, then Phare

Past Superiors

Gertrude DEQUIDT — Prioress — 30/04/1898 – 24/11/1900
Scholastique JEANVOINE — Prioress — 24/11/1900 – 30/11/1928
Scholastique JEANVOINE — Abbess — 30/11/1928 – 24/12/1929
Gertrude ABT — Abbess — 26/04/1930 – 20/05/1930 (+)
Madeleine BONHOMME — Abbess — 03/06/1930 – 03/06/1942
Caecilia HIRATA — Abbess — 03/06/1942 – 03/06/1951
Michael LOZACH’ — Abbess — 06/07/1951 – 01/10/1972
Agatha TSUNEMATSU — Abbess — 01/10/1972 – 11/07/1975
Spes ANO — Sup. ad nutum — 11/07/1975 – 05/11/1976
Spes ANO — Abbess — 05/11/1976 – 05/11/2000

Work and Sources of Income

Candy, madeleines, and chocolates. Agricultural work is equally a resource.

Guest Facilities

10 persons

Transportation

Airport : Hakodate

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