Zundert

Location

Official Name Abdij Maria-Toevlucht

45

Country Netherlands

City Klein Zundert

Address Rucphenseweg 38

Postcode 4882 KC

Contact Information

Telephone [31] (76) 597.42.51

Community Email [email protected]

Website www.abdijmariatoevlucht.nl

Superior Dom Guido Van Belle, Abbot 2020-2026

Other Information

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Bredana (Breda)

OCSO Region NED

Founded/Restored 1900

Origins

Founded by Tilburg in 1900 with the rank of priory; raised to the rank of abbey 1938.

History

1899, 2 November: the first monks arrive with Dom Nivardus Muis as superior.

1900, 24 May: regular life begins.

1902: Dom Nivardus leaves for Charneux.

1909, June-November: the community is at Westmalle.

1923: consecration of the church.

1952: The abbey lends 10 monks to Oelenberg.

Father Immediate

Tilburg

Daughter Houses

[Westmalle (since 1980)] ; Sint Sixtus (since 1972) ; Myrendal.

Lay Associates

Cistercian Friends of Maria Toevlucht

Past Superiors

Nivardus MUIS — Superior — ?/ ?/1900 – ?/ ?/1902
Bernardus OOMENS — Titular Prior — 18/07/1902 – 29/07/1906
Nivardus MUIS — Sup. ad nutum — 29/07/1906 – ?/ ?/1913
Nivardus MUIS — Titular Prior — ?/ ?/1913 – 19/10/1938
Nivardus MUIS — Abbot — 19/10/1938 – 08/12/1942
Alfonsus van Kalken — Abbot — 02/03/1943 – 12/09/1958
Emmanuel SCHUURMANS — Abbot — 03/10/1958 – 28/11/1966
Hieronymus WITKAM — Abbot — 29/03/1967 – 27/02/2001
Wiro FAGEL — Abbot — 24/03/2001 – 24/03/2007
Daniel HOMBERGEN — Abbot — 2007 – 2017
Guido VAN BELLE — Sup. ad nutum 2017 – 11/10/2020

Work and Sources of Income

Dairy farm

Guest Facilities

25 rooms

Transportation

Station : Roosendaal. Bus : Rucphen, 6 km. Station : Breda. Bus : Zundert, 6 km.

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