Official Name O.L. of the Mississippi Abbey
Address 8400 Abbey Hill Road
Postcode IA 52003-9501
Telephone  (563) 582-2595
Community Email [email protected]
Business Email [email protected]
Superior Mother Rebecca Stramoski, Abbess 2012-2024
Juridical Status Abbey
Diocese Archidioecesis Dubuquensis (Dubuque)
OCSO Region USA
Founded by Wrentham. Erected as abbey 7 May 1970
On 18 October 1964 a group of nuns from Wrentham came to found a new monastery, under the title Our Lady of the Mississippi, not far from the monastery of New Melleray, which accepted the paternity.
The monastery was built onto an existing farmhouse and on 3 May 1968 the church was consecrated by the archbishop of Dubuque.
1979-80 Construction of dormitory, refectory, scriptorium.
2002: New candy factory built.
2009-10: Construction of senior wing and major renovation of entire monastery.
1) Associates of the Iowa Cistercians;
2) Conversi: an On-Line Community
Columba GUARE — Superior — 18/10/1964 – 07/05/1970
Columba GUARE — Abbess — 07/05/1970 – 07/05/1982
Gail FITZPATRICK — Abbess — 07/05/1982 – 07/05/2006
Nettie Louise GAMBLE— Abbess — 07/05/2006 – 07/05/2012
Work and Sources of Income
Candy factory; small farm
Several small houses for individuals or small groups
Airport, bus station: Dubuque