Christian monasteries in Japan

Our Lady of the Angels Trappistine Monastery

Our Lady of the Angels Trappistine Monastery (commonly known as Tenshien), was founded in 1898 by eight nuns dispatched from the Abbey of Ubexy near Nancy, France. In order to spread Christianity to Japan, especially in Hokkaido, and to achieve a rich spiritual harvest, it was keenly felt that the spiritual assistance of the Trappistine nuns was necessary because of the witness of their offering of prayer day and night an ...
Founded: 1898 | Location: Hakodate, Japan

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Krickenbeck Castle

Krickenbeck moated castle is one of the oldest on the lower Rhine. Its history dates back to the year 1104, when the castle was first mentioned. It is unclear why the old castle, which was certainly inhabited by Count Reginar, was abandoned or destroyed. In the mid-13th century the castle was moved to the current location. At the end of the 14th century the new castle belonged to the Counts of Kleve.

Johann Friedrich II of Schesaberg converted the castle into a Baroque mansion between 1708-1721. On September 7, 1902, a fire destroyed the entire mansion. From 1903 to 1904, a three-winged castle was built in the Neo-Renaissance style. Today Krickenbeck is a conference center.