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Great idea: a monastic community visits your parish

The diocesan priests who staff the church of Notre Dame des Armées, in Versailles, had a great idea to inspire their parishioners in the last weeks of Lent. 

They invited the monks of Le Barroux to stay with them for five days, praying their Office and celebrating Mass, teaching the parishioners, young and old.

Their abbot, Dom Louis-Marie, led the group of monks (a small portion of their congregation) from their house in southern France to Versailles. 
Source: Le Forum Catholique

8 comments:

Francis said...

Wonderful! This is just basic and historic Catholicism. From late antiquity all the way until the so called "enlightenment" monks were the safeguards and teachers of Catholicism all over Europe, and all over the Catholic world. If France, and the rest of the former Catholic world are to be recatechised TRADITIONAL monks (yes, there aren't many but slowly and steadly they are growing) will a big part of that endeavor. Great pictures also!

Caleb said...

It might be noted that Le Barroux are a more outgoing community than most, and have always had an apostolic spirit. I don't think all traditional monastic communities would be willing to do this. But, hey, it's great if you can get it!

MJ said...

It's also refreshing to see monks wearing traditional Roman vestments in place of the more minimalist Gothic Revival sets typically seen in these communities.

Giovanni A. Cattaneo said...

Well I think this is a classic case of the difference between Friars and Monks.

JMJ Ora Pro Nobis said...

This is great!

Peterma said...

Depuis dix neuf cents ans et plus
La France est la France de Jésus.
Depuis les Francs et les Gaulois
La France a toujours dit : "Je crois".

Ora et Labora said...

Great idea!!!

sam said...

Depuis dix neuf cents ans et plus
La France est la France de Jésus.
Depuis les Francs et les Gaulois
La France a toujours dit : "Je crois".


J'aimerais bien compléter votre poème :

Pendant la révolution française et après
La France a inspiré le sécularisme
Dans la province de Québec
La France a inspiré la révolution française de nouveau.