Nsugbe

Location

Official Name Our Lady of the Angels - Cistercian Monastery Nsugbe

100

Country Nigeria

City Onitsha

Address P.O. Box 6976

Contact Information

Telephone [234] 80 33 35 98 34

Community Email [email protected]

Superior Dom Marius Okoye, Abbot 2023-2029

Other Information

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Onitshanensis (Onitsha)

OCSO Region RAFMA

Founded/Restored 2000

Origins

After having been a pre-foundation of Bamenda for a long time, Nsugbe was recognized as a foundation, with a novitiate, on 1 September 2000 by the Abbot General and his Council. The community was approved as a simple priory by the General Chapter of 2005, and was erected as a simple priory on 10 January 2006.

History

Simple priory by the General Chapter of 2005, and was erected as a simple priory on 10 January 2006; The General Chapter 2022, 2nd part, approved the erection of rank to the abbey (Vote 51); Erection as an Abbey on 15 January 2023;

Father Immediate

Bamenda (until 2017); Bamenda/ Delegate of Father Immediate : Mistassini (2018-2022); Bamenda/ Delegate of Father Immediate Dom Clément Charbonneau of Mistassini (since 2022-04/05/2023); Bamenda (05/07/2023)

Past Superiors

Brother Marius Okoye, Superior 2000-2002
Father Stephen Wara-Angu, Superior 2002-2006
Father Marius Okoye, Superior 19/01/2006 – 01/02/2007
Father Bonaventure Ogbona, Superior 01/02/2007 – 12/01/2009
Raphael Ndubuese, Prior 2009-2011
Benedict OKAKPU, Sup. ad nutum 2016 – 14/01/2023

Work and Sources of Income

Candle-making, Gift Shop, Poultry and Farm work

Guest Facilities

12 individual rooms, 2 halls with beds accommodating about 25 young people, 1 kitchen and 2 refectories.

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