Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Barcelona, Spain

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History

Discovery of the “Holy Image” and presence of hermits : 880
Foundation as a priory : 1025
First “singing boys” : 1223
Independent abbey : 1409
Napoleonic destruction : 1811
Restoration and recovery : XIX-XX Centuries


Community

Congregation : Sublacense Cassinese
Abbot : Fr. Manuel Gasch
Number of monks : 58
Dependent houses : 2


Activity

Pastoral care of the Sanctuary; School of Cantors; Guesthouse; Publishing; Radio and TV studio; Binding; Theological school

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Residents of the Collegio

Jordi Puigdevall

Student
Pontifical Institute of Liturgy
Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo

Jordi-Agustí Piqué

President
Pontifical Institute of Liturgy
Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo

Josep Maria Sanromà

Registrar
Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo

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El P. Manel Gasch, nou abat del Monestir de Santa Maria de Montserrat

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