photo: Selbymay, from wikipedia de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kloster_Melleray (21.02.2015)

name

Melleray

latin name

Mellerium

founded in

1145

inhabited by

monks

primary abbey

Cîteaux

first mother abbey

Pontront

daughter abbeys

dissolved in

1794

reinhabited in

1817

inhabited by

monks

affiliated to

Ordo Cisterciensis Strict. Observ.

refounded by

La Val-Sainte at Lulworth

father immediate

Cîteaux

doughter abbeys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Mount Melleray 1832

- Gethsemani 1848

- Fontgombault 1853 (founded by   Bellefontaine 1849, taken over by   Melleray 1853, suppr. 1903-1909)

- Divielle 1870, suppressed 1930

- La Patrie 1880 (potential refuge in Canada), suppressed in 1892

- Wood-Barton 1902 (refuge),       suppressed 1920

to visit

address

 

 

Abbaye N.-D. de Melleray

F-44520 La Meilleraye-de-Bretagne

France

phone

[33] (2) 40 55 26 00

fax

email

melleray@wanadoo.fr

internet

www.abbaye-melleray.com