Kasanza

Adresse

Nom Officiel Monastère N.-D. de l'Emmanuel

74

Pays Dem. Rep. Congo

Ville Kinshasa 1

Adresse Kasanza via Kikwit - B.P. 7254

Contact

Supérieur(e) Dom Léonard Zibula , Supérieur ad nutum 2019

Autres Informations

Statut Juridique Major Priory

Diocèse Dioecesis Kikuitensis (Kikwit)

Région OCSO RAFMA

Fondée/Restaurée 1958

Origine

Founded by Achel in 1958. It was raised to the status of simple priory in 1984.

Pays

The funds needed to make the foundation were provided by Mrs. Pauls, mother of a Jesuit missionary in Kikwit who died at the mission.
1957: The abbot went to the site, preceded by 2 monks, to choose the location for the monastery. The General Chapter of 1957 gave its approval.
1958: The founders left Achel on 6 January under the leadership of Fr. Lambert. Monastic life began on 2 February. There were six founders, including 4 choir monks and 2 laybrothers.
1964: During the revolutionary troubles, the community was forced to evacuate Kasanza and take refuge in Leopoldville, then in Kikombo in 1965.
1966: On 14 Sept. the community returned to Kasanza, but found the monastery pillaged and partly destroyed.
1984: The community changed its name to O. L. of Emmanuel.

Père Immédiat

Achel / Délégué du Père Immédiat : Westmalle

Ancien(ne)s Supérieur(e)s

Lambert VANDERMEULEN — Superior — 02/02/1957 – ?/ ?/1963
Alberic VANORMELINGEN — Superior — ?/ ?/1963 – ?/12/1972
Edouard MUNUNU KASIALA — Superior — ?/12/1972 – 14/04/1984
Edouard MUNUNU KASIALA — Titular Prior — 14/04/1984 – 05/01/1985
Albéric VANORMELINGEN (2) — Titular Prior — 01/04/1985 – 11/07/1993
Aelred van den BOSCH — Sup. ad nutum — 06/10/1993
Aelred van den BOSCH — Titular Prior — 1997 – 15/08/2000
Jean-Baptiste PASHI-TUNDANDO — Titular Prior — 31/08/2000 — 31/08/2006
Dom Franco NDULAMA —  Sup. ad nutum 2006-2009  —  Prieur 2009-2015 ; Sup. ad nutum 2015-2017
Dom Pierre MUSONGO — Sup. ad nutum 2018

Travail et Sources de Revenus

Livestock, dispensary, garage, nutrition centre, chickens (500), mill, carpentry shop, garden.

Capacité d'Accueil

15 individuals + groups of 40 – 50

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