Blauvac

Location

Official Name Abbaye N.-D. de Bon Secours

05

Country France

City Blauvac

Address 994 route de St-Estève

Postcode F-84570

Contact Information

Telephone [33] (4) 90.61.81.17

Guesthouse Email [email protected]

Website www.abbaye-blauvac.com

Superior Mère Anne-Emmanuelle Devêche, Sup ad nutum 1998, Abbesse 1999.

Other Information

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Archidioecesis Avenionensis (Avignon)

OCSO Region REM

Incorporated 1834

Origins

Founded May 18,1820 at Vaise-Lyon-Rhône, and incorporated in 1834 into the congregation of Notre Dame de la Trappe.

History

Lyon-Vaise : 18 May 1820 – 24 August 1834

Monastery of nuns coming from 1) la Petite Riedra (Switzerland) – 2) then from Frénouville (Normandy) and finally from Cuire (Lyon, May 13, 1817) who moved to Vaise on 18 May 1820.

This whole community was transferred on 24 August  1834 to Maubec (Montélimar – Drôme) led by Catherine Olivier (Mère Victime de Jésus), superior of Vaise in 1825 and prioress of  Maubec.

 

1844 The community of Maubec changes its name from Notre Dame de toute Consolation (Our Lady of All Consolation) to Notre Dame de Bon Secours (Our Lady of Good Help).

1847 foundation of the orphanage, which was closed in 1931.

1952, 21 March: solemn vows in conformity with “Sponsa Christi”

Foundations

Blagnac/Rivet (1852); Bonneval/Aveyron (1875); Nouvelle/Gard (1879-1886); Saint Vinebault/Champagne (1894-1897); Chambarand/Isère (1931-2020)

Father Immediate

Aiguebelle

Lay Associates

Laïcs Cisterciens de Blauvac

Past Superiors

Victime du Coeur de J. OLIVIER — Prieure — 24/08/1834 – 16/08/1839
Marie-Thérèse HENRY — Prieure — 30/09/1839 – 28/06/1841
Clémence COLIN — Prieure —28/06/1841 – 23/08/1868
François d’Assise COLOMB — Prieure — 23/08/1868 – 11/04/1871
Lutgarde NOURRIT — Prieure — 23/09/1871 – 25/09/1874
Marie du Sacré-Coeur DEGAN — Prieure — 25/11/1874 – 18/11/1875
Delphine TRAINAR — Supérieure — 18/11/1875 – 20/06/1876
Ephrem DULMET — Supérieure — 14/11/1876 – 11/03/1877
Alexandrine LANDOLPHE — Prieure — 11/03/1877 – 12/04/1889
Delphine TRAINAR (2) — Prieure — 12/04/1889 – 08/04/1892
Bernard RAULIN — Prieure — 08/04/1892 – 30/04/1900
Marie-Joseph PLANCHE — Prieure — 30/04/1900 – 16/05/1903
Bernard RAULIN (2) — Prieure — 16/05/1903 – 29/07/1915
Marie BONHEUR — Prieure — 29/07/1915 – 1927, Abbesse 1927 – 29/03/1931
Alexandrine de CHEVRON-V — Abbesse —14/04/1931 – 14/05/1934
Hedwige NICOLAS — Abbesse — 14/05/1931 – 28/12/1940
Joseph-Marie BURG — Abbesse — 25/01/1941 – 02/01/1944
Marie ALIXANT — Abbesse — 26/01/1944 – ?/11/1956
Geneviève du CHAFFAUT — Abbesse — 30/11/1956 – 14/07/1984
Dominique DELHEURE — Sup. ad nutum —05/09/1984 – 07/10/1985; Abbess 07/10/1985 – 01/11/1998
Anne-Emmanuelle DEVÊCHE — Sup. ad nutum — 01/11/1998 – 03/09/1999

Work and Sources of Income

Altar breads, honey, lavender essence; olive wood crosses

Guest Facilities

15 persons; (groups of young people have priority)

Transportation

Gare destinataire : Avignon.

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