Awhum

Location

Official Name O.L. of Mount Calvary Monastery

85

Country Nigeria

City Enugu

Address Awhum P.O. Box 698

Contact Information

Telephone [234] 42 300 299

Community Email awhumabbey@yahoo.com

Superior Dom Matthew Onuh, Superior ad Nutum 2018

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Enuguensis (Enugu)

OCSO Region RAFMA

Incorporated 1978

Origins

Foundedby Fr. Abraham Ojefua 1970; incorporated in the OCSO 2 July 1978; raised to the status of priory 21 November 1981; raised to the status of abbey 15 February 2006.

History

1970: This was a spontaneous foundation made by Fr Abraham Ojefua with the active help and approval of bishop Okoye of Enugu diocese in May, 1970.

1971: Fr Abraham contacts the general chapter to inform it of his desire to be affiliated.

1974: An official application is made for acceptance into the Order and the chapter appoints Genesee to pursue its development and consider being mother-house.

1977: Accepted into the Order.

Father Immediate

Genesee / Delegate of  Father Immediate : Novo Mundo

Lay Associates

Fr. Tansi Lay Cistercians

Past Superiors

Mark ULOGU, Superior (02/07/1978 – 21/11/1981 [v.79])
Paul USULOR, Titular Prior (23/11/1981 – ?/06/1985)
Anthony ONUOHA, (1) Sup. ad nutum (?/06/1985 – 15/10/1989)
Cyprian DOGHUDJE, (1) Sup. ad nutum (15/10/1989 – 16/02/1994)
Anthony ONUOHA (2), Titular Prior (16/02/1994 – 15/02/2000)
Bertran OKO, Titular Prior (15/02/2000 – 16/02/2006)
Cyprian Doghudje, Abbot 2006-2011
Timothy Kelly, Pontifical Commissary of Awhum 2011 – 2018

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