Founded in France in 1973, the Community of the Beatitudes is one of the "new communities" established in the Church after Vatican II. First recognized under the Archbishop of Albi, the Community is now a Public Association of the Faithful headquartered in Toulouse.

The Holy See's CICLSAL (Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life) is in the process of approving the Community as an “Ecclesial Family of Consecrated Life.”


The Beatitudes today:

  • 190 brothers (110 priests)

  • 310 consecrated sisters

  • 350 lay members

  • 50 houses in 30 countries, on 6 continents

 Spirituality: Eucharistic, Marian, Carmelite interior life, living out the spirit of the Beatitudes

Eager to anticipate Heaven, the Beatitudes gathers people of all states of life in a common call to prayer and communion. Contemplative life overflows into mission.


At the request of bishops all over the world [see our worldwide website], we are at the service of the Catholic Church in numerous apostolic and missionary activities:

  • Parishes (Denver, Peru, Czech Republic...)

  • Vocations formation (France, Switzerland, USA)

  • Shrines (Ivory Coast, Lourdes, Lisieux, Hungary, Medjugorje, Israel)

  • Retreat centers (France, Gabon, Mexico, Switzerland)

  • Medical and health care (Zaire, Germany)

  • Outreach to the poor (France, Mali, Peru)

  • Contemplative houses (France, Israel)

  • Youth ministry (France, Switzerland, Central African Republic)

  • Spreading the Gospel through media and publishing (France, Germany, Poland)

  • Seminaries (Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Toulouse)

  • Art and iconography (France, Canada)

  • Pilgrimages (Israel, Lisieux, Medjugorje, Lourdes)


(origin and history here )

(apostolates here )


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 Discernement Retreats 2015


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