The Community

of Notre-Dame de l'Hermitage

The Community living at Notre-Dame de l’Hermitage today consists of 7 Marist Brothers.

It is an international Community whose specificity is the welcoming of groups of Brothers and lay people from all over the world, with values such as humility, simplicity, family spirit, love.

The Community lives on the very site of the founding of the religious family, Notre-Dame de l’Hermitage, built by Saint Marcellin Champagnat.

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In addition to its welcoming mission, the Community plays an important role in transmitting the Marist message in school and educational environments.

Marcellin Champagnat used to say “to raise children well, you have to love them, and love them all equally”. It is based on this attitude that no less than 600 Marist schools have been founded on 5 continents!

The Community regularly welcomes students to help them (re)discover Notre-Dame de l’Hermitage, Marcellin Champagnat, its history, the Marists, their values and missions throughout the world.

Les actualités de la Communauté

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Welcome Brother Antonio Ramalho!

The General Council, in dialogue with the Provincial of the Hermitage Province, has appointed Brother Antonio Ramalho (left in the photo), from the North Central Brazil Province, as the new superior of the community of Notre-Dame of the Hermitage in France.

He replaces Brother Maurice Berquet.

Brother Antonio Ramalho was born in Maceió, Brazil. He holds degrees in philosophy (Pernambuco) and theology (Leuven, Belgium). In the Province, he was an educator, trainer and Provincial for 12 years. He served as General Councilor for two terms, from 2001 to 2017.

Welcome to Notre-Dame de l’Hermitage!


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Office hours

Everyone is welcome to acts of prayer

Monday – Wednesday – Thursday – Friday:
7.30 a.m. : Morning prayer
12.15 p.m. : Marian prayer
6.45 p.m. : Eucharist

7.30 a.m. : Eucharist at the Parish 

Saturday :
7.30 a.m. : Eucharist 
12.15 p.m. : Marian prayer

11.00 a.m. : Eucharist at the Grande Chapelle
6.45 p.m. : Worship

Our commitments

Together we reduce our environmental impact during our stay. We use our recycling bins.

Enclosed and
free parking


Access for people
with reduced mobility


are not allowed

To contact us