The Abbaye at Bonnevaux is home to a residential community living in the spirit of the Rule of St. Benedict

Daily Life

Daily life is centred in the spirit of silence within a rhythm of prayer, work and study, hospitality and care for others.
During the set times of prayer and meditation all other activities pause and move into silence and stillness. All are invited to share in the daily work of running the centre.

Times of Meditation and Liturgy * (at the Barn):

* On Monday evening meditation takes place in the library.

Contemplative Eucharist (at the Barn):

Meditation bell

The Abbaye

The central house is home to a residential community living in the spirit of St. Benedict. Some long-term residents also live alongside the core community.

The Tradition

John Main OSB (1926-1982) was a major spiritual figure of the twentieth century, known for his revival of meditation in the Christian tradition as part of the contemplative dimension of faith for all people. His simple and profound teaching recognises that meditation creates community. The Community at Bonnevaux and the wider World Community are witness to this insight.

The Community

Retreat Centre Team

l’Association Abbaye de Bonnevaux – Centre pour le Paix (ABP)​