The Monastic Sisters of Bethlehem propose an “Evangelical Month”

“If anyone thirsts, let him come to me
and drink, whoever believes in me!”

Jn 7, 37-38

This retreat of discernment, with regards to a calling to consecrated life, takes place in silence. It is open to young women aged between 18 and 35, of all nations and tongues. Each participant is accompanied upon her own unique path by one or two monastic sisters.

Twice a day the monastic community who welcomes the young people, and the young people themselves gather together in the church to sing the liturgy, were the Mysteries of the Most Holy Trinity and of Christ are celebrated. These Mysteries are also expounded during the daily catechesis which each one may listen to in her language. Audio-visual “biblical pilgrimages” complete the teaching.

Eucharistic Adoration, prayer workshops and times of lectio divina are also proposed, as well as a few profound and joyfull fraternal gatherings.

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The retreat will take place in our monastery in Italy, to the north of Rome : Madonna del Deserto at Monte Camporeggiano from the 6th to the 29 of August 2019
(Arrival Monday 5th August, departure Saturday 30 August).

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If you fell that you are called to participate in this retreat, please contact :

  • one of our monasteries

  • sister Laure-Marie at the monastery Maria im Paradies at Kinderalm in Austria — Tel. : +43 (0)676 59 100 37
  • sister Paola at the monastery Notre Dame de Clémence, at La Verne in France — Tel. : +33 (0)6 09 76 77 67


We already pray for those who will attend.

“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good”

Ps 136