A new community of strict observance in the Benedictine tradition was born on July 2nd 2008 in Villatalla, a small Italian village located in Liguria on the heights of Imperia, very near to Ventimiglia and the French border (see map).
This community was founded by two monks originally from the abbey of Le Barroux (France), at the request made to them by His Excellency Mario Oliveri, bishop of Albenga-Imperia. Here you will find information on this monastic project and some of the events which marked their recent installation.
This information is above all an appeal to the charity of your prayer and, for those who can, a request for material help. Heartfelt thanks.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Feast of Corpus Christi

The whole village joined together after Mass on this Sunday for the traditional procession in honor of the Blessed Sacrament. The streets dusted with scattered flower petals resounded with hymns expressing the faith and devotion of the people.

Our religious life thus goes on peacefully in this remote little village, as we await the day when we will be able to find an even more monastic setting.