Abakaliki

Location

Official Name St. Justina's Monastery

54

Country Nigeria

City Abakaliki

Address P.O. Box 371

Postcode 480001

Contact Information

Telephone [234] (0) 80 34 95 34 90

Telephone 2 [234] (0) 70 67 97 69 87

Fax [234] (42) 257004

Community Email [email protected]

Superior Mother Regina Nebo, Prioress 2018-2022, Abbess 2022-2028

Other Information

Juridical Status Major Priory

Diocese Dioecesis Abakalikiensis (Abakaliki)

OCSO Region RAFMA

Founded/Restored 1982

Origins

Glencairn

History

On April 12, 2012, the Community of St Justina’s Monastery was raised to a Major Priory, in accordance with the decision of the General Chapter of Assisi 2011.

On October 29, 2022, the Major Priory of Abakaliki was erected as an Abbey , in accordance with the decision of the General Chapter of Assisi 2022.

Father Immediate

Mount Melleray (until 2017); Mount Melleray / Delegate of the Father Immdiate: Bolton (until 2022);

Past Superiors

Margaret Mary HANRON, Superior 01/05/1982 – 1997?, Prioress 31/07/1997 – 31/07/2003
Chinwe Otito KELECHUKWU, Prioress 31/07/2003 – 31/07/2009
Maureen Ndubuisi, Prioress 2009-2018

Work and Sources of Income

Altar Breads, Farm, Palm Oil and Fruit trees

Guest Facilities

Women: 5 rooms (two beds in each room) Men: 3 rooms (two beds in each room)

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  • Bolton

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