From Brucourt to Grentheville...

For this journey that begins in fidelity to the past and hope in the future, Magnificat !

From Brucourt to Grentheville...

From Brucourt to Grentheville. For this journey that begins in fidelity to the past and hope in the future, Magnificat !

August 6, 1975 : the first founding sisters arrived in Brucourt from Thiais. The canonical erection was signed on 4 March 1992. The first elections were held on 31 July 1992. This first settlement in Normandy will last 40 years.From Brucourt to Grentheville

However, in 2011, due to the lack of vocations and the average age of the sisters, they asked to give up their autonomy to be affiliated with the monastery of Thiais. This step begins with a reshuffling of the community : four sisters leave for Thiais while they are replaced by three sisters from the latter community as well as two sisters from Menton, which revitalizes this first foundation in Thiais. A project was born : that of a union with the apostolic sisters of Heverlee, as it had been lived in Menton. This plan could not be implemented in Brucourt. An opportunity arose when the buildings in Grentheville, the former home of the elderly priests of the diocese, were taken over. From Brucourt to GrenthevilleAfter two years of work, the two monastic and apostolic communities moved into their new premises in late November 2015.

After ten years of affiliation and the expansion of the community due to the arrival of five sisters from Villeneuve-sur-Lot in 2019, a request for autonomy is being considered. Mother Ancelle of Thiais and the new Bishop of Bayeux-Lisieux, Monsignor Jacques Habert, were in favour and supported the request. Autonomy was granted by the Holy See on May 18, 2021. The community could organize its first elections: they were held on June 20, 2021, and here are the results :

From Brucourt to Grentheville– Mother Ancelle : Sister Marie de la Croix
– Assistant : Sister Marguerite Marie
– Counselors : Sister Marie Laurence and Sister Marie Maximilien.

For this journey that begins in fidelity to the past and hope in the future, Magnificat !

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