FRANCE | Priestly Fraternities of Toulouse Conduct Joint Retreat in Taulignan
Updated: Feb 15, 2019
PROVINCE OF TOULOUSE
On 23-27 April 2018 the three fraternities of the Province Toulouse conducted their annual joint spiritual exercises at the Monastère de la Clarté Notre-Dame of the Dominican nuns in Taulignan, France. It was a time for communial prayer, rest and study with the prior of Ste Baume as the speaker. The priests also had time to relax and visit the castle of Grignan, where Mme de Sévigné stayed, a few kilometers from the monastery. The three fraternities of the Province of Toulouse were the first to be established as a group for priests in France: the Fraternity of Saint-Thomas D'Aquin was erected at the Convent of Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin in Toulouse on 30 June 1986; the Fraternity of Blessed-Bertrand-de-Garrigues was erected at the Convent of Saint-Lazare in Marseille on 10 December 2001; the Fraternity of Saint-Marie Madeleine was erected also at the Convent of Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin in Toulouse on 20 June 2007.