The first oratory was built in a poor stable, which evoked the grotto where the Son of God was born. There, like Mary, the monastic sisters adored Jesus, present in the Eucharist. That is why the new community received the name of BETHLEHEM.

The community also received the name of THE ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN, which reminds the monks and monastic sisters that the glorified Virgin is the model and archetype of their vocation. Their responsibility in the Church is to anticipate, while still on earth, the life of the Virgin Mary who dwells in the Most Holy Trinity.

In order to fulfill their vocation, the monks and monastic sisters received the wisdom of life of SAINT BRUNO who, in the 11th century, re-established the tradition of the “lauras” of the deserts in the east in the 4th century.