Hautecombe Discipleship School :
a Christian gap year


Hautecombe Discipleship School’s programme is biblical, theological and spiritual.
It takes place at Hautecombe Abbey, and is run by the Chemin Neuf Community.

Through a life of prayer, spiritual and human formation, Hautecombe Discipleship School [HDS][HDS] offers the possibility to grow in the knowledge of Christ and discover your calling.

Each year, young adults from all over the world take time out to be grounded in their faith, to become disciples, and transform the world.

The five pillars of Hautecombe Discipleship School – for an intellectual, human, and spiritual formation.

Learn more about the structure of the semesters and the daily life at HDS, read up on the practical informtion, and be challenged, “Why take time for God?


Future student? Discover the blogs written by HDS students, as well as their testimonies about their experience
Alumni? Find your Hautecombe Discipleship School class (known formerly as Cycle A and Cycle C!)


Watch the video presentation of HDS, and hear young disciples talk about their year of transformation following Christ


The Chemin Neuf Community

Born from a prayer group in 1973 in Lyon (France), the Chemin Neuf Community (CCN) is a Catholic community with an ecumenical vocation. Today it has nearly 2000 members in some thirty countries.
Couples, families, consecrated single men and women have chosen the adventure of community life in the footsteps of the poor and humble Christ in order to serve the Church and the world.
The spirituality of the Community is rooted both in the Ignatian tradition and in the experience of the Charismatic Renewal.
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Hautecombe Abbey

For over 900 years, Hautecombe Abbey has been a place of prayer, community life, history and art.
Today, the young adults from HDS share daily life with about twenty brothers and sisters of the community at the abbey.
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