The house of Bergerac in France

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On Sunday :

7:00 : Office of Readings and Morning Prayer
10:00 : Mass
13:30 : Midday Prayer
16:30 : Eucharistic exposition and silent adoration
17:30 : Chaplet - Vespers - Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

From Monday to Saturday (except 1rst Saturday of the month) :

7:00 : Morning Prayer
8:30 : Mass
13:30 : Midday Prayer (on Saturday, the mass is followed by chaplet)
16:30 : Eucharistic exposition
18:00 : Chaplet - Vespers - Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

On Thursday :

'Holy Hour' : Eucharistic adoration animated from 20:30 to 21:30, then silent adoration during all night

1rst Friday of each month :

Eucharistic Exposition of the Blessed-Sacrament after mass (8:30) ; Benediction of the Blessed-Sacrament after Vespers (about 18:45)

2nd Saturday of each month :

9:00 : Chaplet for persecuted christians after mass.

1rst Saturday of each month :

See specific schedule on activities. Mass : 15:00.


Contact information

79, rue Valette
24100 Bergerac

Sisters' contact : +33 5 53 61 75 24

Brothers' contact : +33 5 64 34 00 41

The history of the house (Fundation date : 1 Jul 2008)


Our home in Bergerac is located in the Carmel of The Sacred-Heart. This was founded in 1861 to accommodate the Carmelites who had already been in Bergerac for three years in a temporary house. They were waiting for this beautiful monastery, built especially for them and according to Carmelite needs, to be completed and to be able to live there.

For almost 150 years, holy Carmelites have lived, prayed and offered in this house, leaving a palpable religious atmosphere.

In 2008, in order to strengthen the Carmel of Athens, the only Catholic Carmel in Orthodox lands, and also because there were only eight Carmelites left, the Carmelites looked for a community that could replace them. The continuity of religious life was important to them. Divine Providence guided everything. Friends told us - on 11 February, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes - that the Carmelites were looking for a community. We didn't think we would be able to embark on this new adventure here: we had just moved to a very large monastery in Sens, a little over a year earlier. During a meeting with the prioress, Mother Monique, in March 2008, we discovered that we had a common devotion to Our Lady of the Snows... which is not so common! Other signs came in addition to this one, such as the encouragement of the bishop of Périgueux, and allowed us to understand that Our Lord wanted it.

On 2 July 2008, a small provisional team of sisters came to settle in, while awaiting the arrival of the definitive team in September, made up of two brothers and five sisters. Today we are six brothers and eight sisters, and this home can radiate out to all our friends in the South West region.

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