Sainte-Marie du Rivet Abbey

Auros, France

Abbey Sainte-Marie du Rivet may be founded in the late 8th century. There are some remains of the 9th century fortifications and the abbey church was built in the 13th century. The community is affiliated to the Cistercian order in 1189: at this date, the monastery already bears the name of Sainte-Marie.

The abbey was ravaged during the French Wars of Religion and in 1702 there was only one monk left. In 1938 the abbey came back to life, with a community of nuns. Today, 14 nuns live in the Rivet Abbey. They are Trappistines, that is to say they belong to the Cistercian order of Strict Observance, which is an order stemming from the Cistercians of the Common Observance, themselves from the Benedictines.



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Le Rivet 180, Auros, France
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Founded: 9th century AD
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Frankish kingdoms (France)


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Céline (2 years ago)
I love this place filled with peace, ideal for people looking for calm, the sisters are adorable. Lots of pretty things in the shop for children as well as adults. I'll be back!
Jana Stecová (2 years ago)
We are two pilgrims from Bohemia, in this place we received a warm welcome, quiet and clean accommodation, excellent hospitality and the possibility of mass with the beautiful singing of nuns. Not only doors, but hearts full of love are open to everyone here. I highly recommend visiting this place.
Antoine Babiloni (3 years ago)
Exceptional and rare
Claudie Garon (3 years ago)
What happiness! Thank you.
Fred BLN (3 years ago)
Monastic shop with excellent biscuits of different flavors. Custodian of other congregational or local products. Welcome tjs naturally friendly.
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