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.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Brother Martial to be clothed in the monastic habit

It is with joy that we announce our first clothing: on 23 June, following a postulancy of nine months, Brother Martial will put on the holy habit of the sons of St Benedict, in the presence of priest friends and faithful from the village.  We commend his perseverance and the entire community to your prayers.  Three further vocations will join us until the Assumption.

Brother Martial