Melleray

Adresse

Nom Officiel Abbaye N.-D. de Melleray

04

Pays France

Ville La Meilleraye-de-Bretagne

Code Postal F-44520

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Statut Juridique Closed 2017

Diocèse Dioecesis Nannetensis (Nantes)

Fondée/Restaurée 1794

Origine

Founded 1134; re-established 1794 by la Val-Sainte in Lulworth, England. Erected as priory 1810. Erected as abbey 31 July 1814. Transfer from Lulworth to Melleray 7 August 1817.

Pays

Founded in 1134

1183, consecration of the church

1794, October: re-established by La Val-Sainte at Lulworth

1810: raised to the rank of priory (but according to Dom Augustine’s model in which he retained the governance)

Erected as abbey 31 July 1814, by Beneplacitum of the Holy See

1947: Timadeuc contributes a group of monks.

2017 : closed

Pays

Mount Melleray 1832; Gethsemani 1848; Fontgombault 1853 (founded by Bellefontaine 1849, taken over by Melleray 1853, suppr. 1903-1909); Divielle 1870 (from where the brothers of La Oliva originated), suppressed 1930; La Patrie 1880 (potential refuge in Canada), suppressed in 1892; Wood-Barton 1902 (refuge), suppressed 1920

Père Immédiat

Cîteaux

Pays

Fontgombault (1853-1903), Divielle 1870 -1893, ? – 1930, New Melleray 1977-1980, Bricquebec, Mount Melleray, Gethsemani.

Ancien(ne)s Supérieur(e)s

Eugène VACHETTE — Abbot — 29/07/1875 – 25/04/1919
Eugène VACHETTE — (Vic. Gen. Trappe — 15/1/1881-6/5/1881+1884-1892)
J.B. OLLITRAULT DE KERYVALLAN — Abbot — 05/08/1919 – 13/11/1922
Ambroise BEC — Abbot — 22/01/1923 – 16/06/1928
Corentin Le GUYADER — Abbot — 28/09/1928 – 16/11/1940
Bernard PAPE — Sup. ad nutum — 13/03/1941 – 13/03/1945
Bernard PAPE — Abbot — 13/03/1945 – 25/12/1946
Amédée LARGOUËT — Sup. ad nutum — 29/09/1946 – 06/09/1949
Louis de Gonzague LE PENNUEN — Abbot — 06/09/1949 – 12/09/1958
Colomban BISSEY — Abbot — 28/09/1958 – 11/07/1986
Jacques PARRIAUX — Abbot — 30/07/1986 – 15/12/1993
Gérard Meneust, sup.ad nutum 1993, abbé 1995 – 2017

Monastères

  • Munkeby

    Norway

  • Marija-Zvijezda

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Zundert

    Netherlands