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Stiepel Priory is a Cistercian monastery in Stiepel in Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

It was founded in 1988 at the instigation of Franz Hengsbach, first Bishop of the Diocese of the Ruhr. It is a dependent house of Heiligenkreuz Abbey in Austria.

The priory church is also a place of pilgrimage to the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is taken care of by the monks and the local parish.

Priors and Subpriors

From To Prior Subprior
1 September 1988 30 September 2001 Father Beda Zilch Father Christian Feurstein
1 October 2001 30 September 2004 Father Christian Feurstein Father Jakobus Kempkes
1 October 2004 Father Maximilian Heim Father Jakobus Kempkes

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Coordinates: 51°25′54.36″N 7°13′43.23″E / 51.4317667°N 7.228675°E / 51.4317667; 7.228675

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