Community life and sharing

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! (Psalm 133:1)

The time for sharing groups (group of 8 people) is a time of deep sharing on the joys and difficulties experienced on this journey of following Christ.

Meals together | Sharing group weekend | Bethany week

“It is often said that true friendships can be counted on the fingers of one hand, but living HDS has proved me wrong!”

Life at the abbey

Those following HDS share daily life with about twenty brothers and sisters of the abbey.
For HDS, community life is an essential dimension. It is an experience of joy, reconciliation and freedom.

In concrete terms, this community life is expressed through meals together, services and times of fraternity.
We carry the life of the abbey together…

Shop | Visit | Icons | Work and maintenance | Farming (vegetable garden, orchard…) | Kitchen

“I was touched by the small miracles in the lives of others, and these testimonies swept away my worries.”

Intercultural experience

We come from very different backgrounds… Russia, France, Hungary, Brazil, Madagascar, Chad, Slovakia, Mauritius, Germany, Congo Brazzaville, Poland, Ivory Coast, Czech Republic… the unity is a beautiful challenge!

Through shared daily life, bridges between our cultures are built.

In this way, we become artisans of unity and peace, and live out the commandment of Jesus:
Love one another as I have loved you”. (John 13:34)