In the heart of Bourbonnais, a Benedictine community to discover

Our community adventure began 160 years ago ...: on the evening of October 11, 1853, a stagecoach stopped in the interior courtyard of the priory of Chantelle. Some Benedictine nuns descend from it. Monastic life in Chantelle can be reborn ... What they discover of their new place of life is above all a very beautiful Romanesque church and an old priory, vestiges of the vicissitudes of history, themselves in a state of disrepair ... With tenacity and steadfastness, little by little our elder sisters will take up the challenge of giving them life again and to sing praise again.
The pages of this site would like to offer you some glimpses of our current monastic life and work, as well as our living environment.