Abbey of Notre-Dame de Miséricorde at Rosans



The History of Our Monastery

Situated in a small valley in the department of Hautes Alpes, by the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Miséricorde at Rosans, is a young abbey deeply rooted in a monastic heritage which is very much alive. It was founded in 1991 by the Benedictine Abbey of Notre Dame de Fidélité (Our Lady of Fidelity), Jouques, which in turn had been founded by the Parisian abbey of Saint Louis du Temple in 1967. Today there are 22 nuns.

The Monastery today

The nuns of the Abbey of Our Lady of Mercy, Rosans, live under the Rule of St Benedict. The heart of the Rule is ‘the search for God’ and an openness to listen to His voice. Monastic life is structured around several pillars – prayer, with a significant time given to the Divine Office, reading, fraternal life, work and welcoming guests.

Some special features of our monastery

The abbey was dedicated to Our Lady of Mercy in response to the invitation of Saint John Paul II in his encyclical ‘Dives in Misericordia. Hence the Benedictine life at Rosans is lived in the light of this mercy.

“Our prayer is a cry for the mercy of God”

Passing on this prayerful cry was to become the particular mission of the nuns, at the heart of their vocation to prayer and praise. They carry out this responsibility in the enclosure, by their life consecrated to prayer and the welcome of all the intentions entrusted to them by guests, pilgrims, families, and even by telephone from strangers who are attracted by the name of the abbey.

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  • Federation : Maria Mater Ecclesiæ
  • Diocese : Gap-Embrun
  • Ecclesiastical province : Marseille

Contact our monastery

Abbaye Notre Dame de Miséricorde
05 150 ROSANS

  • 04 92 66 70 00
  • 04 92 66 70 02