Founded in France in 1973, the Catholic Community of the Beatitudes is one of the "new communities"established in the Church after Vatican II. First recognized in 1975 under the Archbishop of Albi (France), it was then recognized in 2002 by the Holy See as a Public Association of the Faithful, and is presently under the ecclesial authority of the Archbishop of Toulouse (France). 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."It's spirituality is both Eucharistic and Marian, inspired by the Carmelite tradition andliving out the spirit of the Beatitudes (Matthew chapter 5). It gathers together the faithful of all states of life:

  • 190 brothers (110 priests)
  • 310 consecrated sisters
  • 350 lay members

Spread all over the world (50 houses in 30 countries, on 6 continents), all the members of the Community share a common vocation of prayer and fraternal communion, combining a marked contemplative dimension with numerous apostolic and missionary activities.

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, USA, 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)


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(apostolates here)


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