Engelszell

Location

Official Name Stift Engelszell

47

Country Austria

City Engelhartszell

Postcode A-4090

Contact Information

Telephone [43] (7717) 8010

Community Email [email protected]

Website www.stift-engelszell.at

Superior Dom Samuel Lauras, Abbé de Nový Dvůr, Commissarie Monastique d'Engelszell 2023

Other Information

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Linciensis (Linz)

OCSO Region REI

Founded/Restored 1925

Origins

Founded in 1293 by Wilhering near Linz and re-established in 1925 by Oelenberg. It was raised to the status of priory in 1922 and to the status of abbey in 1931.

History

1293: The monastery was founded by Cistercian monks from Wilhering (near Linz, Austria)
1699: The church and the large part of the monastery were destroyed by fire.
1763: Consecration of the new church.
1786: Suppressionof the monastery by Emperor Joseph II.
1925, 15 August: Transfer of Banz, in the diocese of Bamberg (Bavaria) to Engelszell.
1951: The General Chapter authorized the transfer of the community of Mariastern to Engelszell, which had been taking refuge at Marienveen. There was no fusion of the two communities but juxtaposition under the direction of Dom Bonaventure Diamant, abbot of Mariastern and superior ad nutum of Engelszell. The first transfer of monks took place in Oct.-Nov.
1952, November: part of the community of Mariastern made its stability.
2023: 9 May: In accordance with the Statute for the Accompaniment of Fragile Communities (nn. 10 and 16) suspended the exercise of the autonomy of the community of Engelszell.
2023: 15 May: Following the process described in the Statute on the Accompaniment of Fragile Communities and the Suppression of a Monastery, the Abbot General and his Council, in the name of the General Chapter, voted to suppress the community of Engelszell.

Father Immediate

Oelenberg

Past Superiors

Gregorius EISVOGEL — Superior — ?/ ?/1920 – ?/ ?/1922
Gregorius EISVOGEL — Titular Prior — ?/ ?/1922 – ?/ ?/1931
Gregorius EISVOGEL — Abbot — ?/ ?/1931 – 19/11/1950
Basile SARTORIO (cfRegistre) — Interim Sup. — ?/02/1950 – ?/10/1951
Bonaventure DIAMANT — Sup. ad nutum — ?/02/1951 – 16/09/1952 (v.27)
Benno STUMPF — Sup. ad nutum — ?/10/1952 – ?/ ?/1953
Benno STUMPF — Abbot — ?/ ?/1953 – 19/10/1966
Willibald KNOLL — Abbot — 19/12/1966 – 13/03/1983
Klaus Jansen — Apostolic Administrator — 23/11/1982 – 13/03/1983
Klaus Jansen — Abbot — 23/03/1983 – ?/ ?/1989
Nivard VOLKMER — Sup. ad nutum — 11/03/1989 – ?/02/1991 (v.27)
Marianus HAUSEDER — Sup.ad nutum 1991, Abt 1995-2012, Sup.ad nutum 2012-2016
Hubert BONY — Sup. ad nutum 2017 – 09/05/2023

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