Kokoubou

Dirección

Nombre Oficial Monastère N.-D. de Kokoubou

84

País Benin

Ciudad Parakou

Dirección B.P. 97

Contacto

Email Comunidad [email protected]

Superiore/a Dom Clément Sobakin 1975, Prieur 2020-2026.

Otras Informaciones

Estatuto Jurídico Simple Priory

Diócesis Simple Priory

Región OCSO RAFMA

(Re)fundado 1972

Orígenes

Founded by Bellefontaine in 1972; raised to the status of simple priory on 16 June 1985.

Historia

1972: the founders, many of whom were already at Dahomey making preparations, took possession of the property in October of 1972.  The foundation cross was blessed by the abbot of Bellefontaine on 28 October. The property is located 26 km west of Parakou, 36 km from the abbey of Etoile Notre-Dame.  It is located on the savannah, which had to be cleared, near a stream that never dries up.  This is the reason the place from which the monastery takes its name is Kokoubou, which means “always flowing.”

1985, 20 June: consecration of the church by Mgr. Assogba, bishop of Parakou.  Also present were Dom Ambrose Southey, abbot general, Mgr. Mununu and Dom Emmanuel Coutant.

Padre Inmediato

Bellefontaine

Antiguos(as) Superiores(as)

Charles FAUCHER — Superior — 28/10/1972 – 16/06/1985
Charles FAUCHER — Titular Prior — 16/06/1985 – 01/12/2001
Marcellin DHECADJEVI — Prior— 2014 – 21/03/2020

Trabajo y Fuentes de Ingresos

cultivation of local crops – igname, corn, soya, peanuts – the surplus production is sold; 200 laying hens; honey; jams; cottage cheese.

Hospedaje

14 rooms

Transporte

Gare destinataire : Parakou.

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