Esmeraldas

Location

Official Name Monasterio de Santa María de la Esperanza

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Country Ecuador

City Esmeraldas

Address Ruta del Spondylus / Troncal del Pacífico

Postcode V9W6+R5V

Contact Information

Telephone [593] (6) 370 0561

Telephone 2 [593] (6)370 0562

Community Email [email protected]

Superior Madre Celia Quezada Santos, Priora 2017-2022, Abadesa 2022-2028

Other Information

Juridical Status Abadía

Diocese Vicariatus apostolicus Esmeraldensis (Esmeraldas)

OCSO Region REMILA

Founded/Restored 1992

Origins

Foundation of Tulebras. Erected as major priory 26 January 2000.
Erected as Abbey 8 December 2022.

 

History

On December 8, 2022, the Major Priory of Esmeraldas was erected as an Abbey , in accordance with the decision of the General Chapter of Assisi 2022, 2nd part.

Father Immediate

Mepkin

Past Superiors

Miren GARAMENDI — Superior — 1992 – 26/01/2000
Miren GARAMENDI — Titular Prioress— 26/01/2000 – 18/01/2008
Mireya SANCHEZ MARTINEZ — Titular Prioress— 18/01/2008 – 29/10/2011
Madre Yosúa Llorente de la Peña, — Titular Prioress— 2012 – 2017

Work and Sources of Income

Hosts, binding, production of caramel pudding, sale of honey, manufacture of wax and honey products, crafts, liturgical ornaments, guest house

Guest Facilities

On average twelve

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