IVORY COAST - Monastery of Our Lady of Bouaké (OSB)
Project 6600 - Formation of three brothers at the Catholic University of West Africa
The monastery of Bouaké was founded by the Benedictine monks of Toumliline (Morocco) in 1959, which had been founded by the Abbey of En-Calcat (France). It became a priory in 1975. Practically all the monks of Bouaké are now African, of various nationalities and ethnic origin.
Near the town of Bouaké (a town of 1,500,000 inhabitants), the second city of the Ivory Coast and a university city, the monastery has links to both town and country. The costs of the monastery are paid by chicken-farming and some secondary activities. The influence of the monastery is spread wide by the guesthouse which welcomes priests, religious, youth, young and adult, for retreats and days of recollection.
The formation of brothers is essential to maintain the future of the community. Three brothers are pursuing studies at the Catholic University of West Africa, aiming at a canonical baccalaureate.
Requested amount: € 8,920