Abbey   Bonheiden

Adbij Bethlehem

juridic titleAbbey
type of monastery 13 nuns , 20 lay oblates CongregationFlemish-Dutch Province (Subl flan)address Adbij Bethlehem
Zellaerdreef 5
B-2820 Bonheiden
Belgie / Belgique
GMT offsetGMT+01:00
Telephone The number in parenthesis to be skipped when calling from abroad. +32 (0)15 551479
email address
Email of the
code of closest major airport BRU
closest major city Mechelen (0) (0)

other pastoral activitiesSpirituality-weekends
printing and editing Editing and printing religious books
patronale feastThe Mother of God (1/1)

The Abbey Our Lady of Bethlehem in Bonheid is the youngest shoot on the trunk of the old Benedictine monastic life in Belgium. It was founded the 9th October 1969 on the teritority of the old Bethlehem Priory (1407-end 18th century) of the regular canons of Windesheim in Herent, by five nuns of the abbey Maria Mediatrix (Affligem). The nuns left the original abode in 1975 to reside in Bonheiden (near Mechelen) in an environment that gave stronger guarantees for the cultivation of monastic life.