Kokoubou

Adresse

Nom Officiel Monastère N.-D. de Kokoubou

84

Pays Benin

Ville Parakou

Adresse B.P. 97

Contact

Email Communauté monastere.kokoubou@gmail.com

Supérieur(e) Dom Marcellin Dhecadjevi 1965, Prieur 2014-2020.

Autres Informations

Statut Juridique Simple Priory

Diocèse Simple Priory

Région OCSO RAFMA

Fondée/Restaurée 1972

Origine

Founded by Bellefontaine in 1972; raised to the status of simple priory on 16 June 1985.

Pays

1972: the founders, many of whom were already at Dahomey making preparations, took possession of the property in October of 1972.  The foundation cross was blessed by the abbot of Bellefontaine on 28 October. The property is located 26 km west of Parakou, 36 km from the abbey of Etoile Notre-Dame.  It is located on the savannah, which had to be cleared, near a stream that never dries up.  This is the reason the place from which the monastery takes its name is Kokoubou, which means “always flowing.”

1985, 20 June: consecration of the church by Mgr. Assogba, bishop of Parakou.  Also present were Dom Ambrose Southey, abbot general, Mgr. Mununu and Dom Emmanuel Coutant.

Père Immédiat

Bellefontaine

Ancien(ne)s Supérieur(e)s

Charles FAUCHER — Superior — 28/10/1972 – 16/06/1985
Charles FAUCHER — Titular Prior — 16/06/1985 – 01/12/2001

Travail et Sources de Revenus

cultivation of local crops – igname, corn, soya, peanuts – the surplus production is sold; 200 laying hens; honey; jams; cottage cheese.

Capacité d'Accueil

14 rooms

Pays

Gare destinataire : Parakou.

Monastères

  • Citeaux

    France

  • Chimay

    Belgium

  • Mepkin

    USA