Étoile Notre-Dame

Adresse

Nom Officiel Monastère l'Étoile Notre-Dame

39

Pays Benin

Ville Parakou

Adresse 02 B.P. 294

Contact

Téléphone [229] 95 28 91 41

Email Communauté etoilenotredameocso@gmail.com

Supérieur(e) Mère Geneviève Akakpo, Abbesse 2015-2021

Autres Informations

Statut Juridique Abbey

Diocèse Dioecesis Parakuensis (Parakou)

Région OCSO RAFMA

Fondée/Restaurée 1960

Origine

Foundation of Gardes

Pays

In 1960 N.D. des Gardes sent the first group to Dahomey, who started monastic life 27 November; other groups came in the following months.
During the following years, the monastery was constructed and the community was organized.
1962, 14 July: the first stone was laid for the church by Mgr Gantin, archbishop of Cotonou, it had been blessed by Mgr Chopard on 6 May 1962.
During the course of the year, M. Maga, president of the Republic visited, accompanied by M. Senghor, president of the Republic of Senegal.
1964 on the vigil of the ascension, Fr. André of Bellefontaine died of snakebite. He had been there only 4 days.
1965 the general chapter authorized the request to be erected as an abbey.
1966 January 17, canonical erection as an abbey, and change of stability of the founders.
18 January, election of the first abbess.
25 January, consecration of the church.

Pays

Mvanda (1991)

Père Immédiat

Bellefontaine

Ancien(ne)s Supérieur(e)s

Monique MASSON — Superior — 1961 – 18/01/1966
Monique MASSON — Abbess — 18/01/1966 – 24/06/1999

Travail et Sources de Revenus

Yogurts, jams, syrups, fruit juice and aperitifs, honey and bee-glue, medicinal plants and beauty products, pork butchery, cards, candles, icons; farm

Capacité d'Accueil

30 rooms of which 10 are doubles and 3 are triples

Pays

Gare destinataire : Parakou.

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