Item 28 - Abbot Neve to Bishop: Establishing a foundation in Aldeburgh

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GB ARCHON 2913 PA02-01-01-28


Abbot Neve to Bishop: Establishing a foundation in Aldeburgh


  • 23-9-1926 (Creation)

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1 page; 4 sides; folded; headed; manuscript

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writing to Bishop re Relgious in Aldeburgh
Dom Théodore Nève: (accessed 6-10-2019) - (from Dutch) Dom Théodore Nève, the first abbot of Zevenkerken, had a dream: a female branch with an openness to mission. It became the priory of Bethany, founded in 1921, which in turn undertook many foundations.
He was abbot from 1912 to 1963.

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Pre 2018 holding: XNP1 Aldeburgh 56

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(French manuscript) Abbot Neve has pleasure in telling the Bishop that the Prioress of the Bethany Monastery [Priory?] agrees to send a professed religious to Aldeburgh with a view to a foundation there. She will not be able to come before 8 December. The Prioress will send details to the Superior of the Oblates of Aldeburgh. The nun must contact Rome to obtain canonical direction for the new congregation - this will not happen until next Spring. After that they will come under the Bishops control. Finishes by saying he will be in England at the end of October and will try to meet the Bishop.
Manuscript annotation "Wrote [undecipherable]. Away till Nov. 10 home till 17th Nov. Oct. 28/26.".

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  • French

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227mm x 177mm

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