MONASTERY OF THE ASSUMPTION OIF OUR LADY OF CURRIERE qas founded in 1976 in the mountains of Chatreuse in the Diocese of Grenoble. It is a wilderness where the monks seek God alone according to the Rule of St Bruno accoding to the tradition of the Desert Fathers. It is the mother house of the Congregation of the Assumption and St Bruno. While it follows a traditional Carthusian life it has also made Vatican II its inspiration, especially the Council's call for unity between East and West. As hermits, the monks and nuns live this unity in their heart, adoring the Blessed Sacrament (western) but practising the Jesus Prayer continuously (eastern) to the eucharistic presence of Christ in the heart. Their liturgy too reflests this unity between East and West, even if the Liturgy remains in the Western Rite. http://www.bethleem.org/monasteres/curriere_freres.php#
THE MONASTERY OF MONTE CORONA in the Diocese of Perugia, a mere 30 kilometres from Assisi, was a Camaldolese monastery from which the monks were expelled in the 19th century. The nuns of Bethlehem took it over in 1981 and the masculine branch replaced them in 1990.
In the year 2,000, fifteen monks were sent to Tel Gamaliel, just 39 kilometres from both Jerusalem and Bethlehem, thanks to the kindness of the Salesians. They called their new monastery, "Our Lady of Maranatha" (Come, Lord Jesus).
LAVRA NETOFA IN GALILEE
Many people are pessimistic about the Church's future, and I think it is because they are looking in the wrong places. Many people speak of the post-Vatican II liturgy as highly defective. So many have not seen how effective and wonderful it can be. I think they ought to look towards monasteries like these and others like mine for whom the "hermeneutic of continuity" is natural.
For "Monastic Family of Bethlehem (nuns) click here
For the "Monastic Family of Jerusalem" (very different) click
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