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Superior Dom Pedro Barrientos Montalva, Abad 2014-2020.
Juridical Status Majory Priory
Diocese Dioecesis Rancaguensis (Rancagua)
OCSO Region REMILA
Founded by Spencer in 1960 near Santiago under the name O. L. of the Andes. Transferred to Miraflores in 1966. Raised to the rank of semi-autonomous priory in 1969 with the new name La Dehesa. Raised to the rank of autonomous priory 8 March 1980. On September 15, 2012, the community of Our Lady of Miraflores, Chile, was raised to the rank of Abbey, in accordance with vote 36 of the 2011 General Chapter. On September 17, 2012, Dom Francisco Lagos, titular prior since 2010, was elected firstabbot of Miraflores for a six-year term. The confirmation and installation took place on the same day. The abbatial blessing will be held on November 30, 2012.
The monastery of O.L. of the Valley (today Spencer) had already thought of making a foundation in Chile as early as 1949 and had received offers to do so, but it was only in 1960 that the project was revived and Spencer asked for authorization to purchase a property, which was given by the Definitory in February. The property, which was located , on a wonderful site 20 km from Santiago, was called Dehesa. The General Chapter of 1960 authorized the foundation, which was to be called O.L. of the Andes. Regular life began at the end of the year with 10 monks.
Francis (Alexandre) DIETZLER — Superior — 1960 – 1963 (v.76+87)
Edward McCORKELL — Superior — 24/10/1963 – 31/10/1966 (v.63)
Jorge (Callixte) PETERSON — Superior — 31/10/1966 – 24/02/1970
Richard GANS — Titular Prior — 24/02/1970 – 15/01/1986
Lino DOERNER — Titular Prior — 20/01/1986 – 30/01/2004
Jesús DIEZ-CABALLERO SANZ — Titular Prior 30/01/2004-26/01/2010
Work and Sources of Income
32 hectares almond orchards; 500 head of cattle; ranching and fattening. Rural industries: processing of almonds for gifts; small chocolate factory.
5 men, either Friday-Sunday or Monday-Friday.