Tautra Maria Convent Building, Norway

Tautra Maria Convent Building, Norway Religious Architecture Photos, Design, Info, Images

Tautra Maria Convent

Contemporary Norwegian Religious Development on an island – design by JSA, Norway

16 Jan 2009

Tautra Maria Convent

Location: island of Tautra, central Norway
Date built: 2006
Architects: JSA

Tautra Maria Convent Building, Norway

According to Tautra Maria Convent, not very far from the ruins of a medieval Cistercian monastery, on the island of Tautra in central Norway, seven Cistercians nuns, with the help and support of countless others, have established themselves and have built a new permanent monastery.

Tautra Maria Convent Norway Tautra Maria Convent by JSA Convent in Tautra

Building images: Jensen & Skodvin Architects

Convent in Norway by JSA Convent in Tautra Tautra building

Most of the founders came from Mississippi Abbey, in Dubuque, Iowa, USA, in 1999, along with two Norwegians, one from the monastery of Wrentham (USA) and one from Laval (France). Since that time, two of the founders returned to their monasteries and a few more joined us, as well as young women who are in the process of entering our monastery from various countries.

Contemporary Norwegian Religious Development design by JSA Tautra Building Norwegian Religious Building

The first Tautra Mariakloster was dedicated March 25, 1207 by Cistercian monks. It was a solemn feastday, the Annunciation of the Lord, as it is called today. Some monks probably came from Munkeby in Levanger. Cistercians usually dedicate their monasteries to the Virgin Mary and the place. The monks called the monastery Sancta Maria de Tuta Insula, the Monastery of Our Lady of the safe island.

Tautra Maria Convent images / information from JSA

JSA Architects – Norwegian architecture studio

Location: Tautra, Norway




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