Reialo olive oil - Barroux Abbey
  • Reialo olive oil - Barroux Abbey
  • Extra virgin olive oil from the monks first cold pressing

Reialo olive oil - Barroux Abbey

€15.80

(€3.17 100 ml)

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The monks of the Barroux abbey are olive specialists. They select the most beautiful varieties for you and spend a lot of time sorting the olives.


Réïalo comes from green olives (mainly Verdale from Carpentras), offering you a taste that is both sweet and intense.


Extra virgin olive oil, first cold pressing, extracted in the monks' mill.

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In addition to its incomparable taste qualities, olive oil is recommended for health.

Packaged in a specific bottle to protect it from light.

50 cl bottle


History of the monastery 1970 - 2008

August 24, 1970: A Benedictine monk arrives by moped, his barda on the luggage rack, at the small chapel of Bédoin, dedicated to Saint Madeleine, in the Vaucluse. What is he doing here? At the time of renewal and change, he intends to continue his monastic life, quite simply, and, with the blessing of his Father Abbot, to “experience tradition”: prayer, silence, manual work, office in Latin , traditional liturgy. What will tomorrow be made of? "It is the business of the Good Lord" replies Father Gérard.

August 27: A first applicant presents himself at the door of La Madeleine: “My Father, I want to be a monk. - Here, it's impossible! I have nothing to welcome you. ”But the young man insists ...

November 15: The applicant returns. A community is emerging. Seven times a day and once a night, divine praise will not stop ringing.

1971: Monastic life is organized. Resolutely. The small ruined priory is restored. God sends vocations. They are soon eleven monks.

January 1971: First trip to Rome. Provided with a letter from his Father Abbot, Dom Gérard seeks the approval of the Holy See for the very young foundation. At the Sacred Congregation of Religious, we reassured him: “Do like Saint Benedict, live the Rule and God will bless you.”

July 25, 1974: Archbishop Lefebvre having carried out ordinations in Bédoin, Father Gérard's superior decides to close the nascent monastery. Second trip to Rome, to try to find a solution ... which will take almost fifteen years!

January 1977: The community is still growing. We sleep in caravans and construction huts: La Madeleine becomes too small. We will have to build.

September 20, 1978: A plot of thirty hectares is acquired between the Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail, in the commune of Barroux. The site is beautiful and wild. But building is expensive! Dom Gérard therefore crosses France to beg. A great current of generosity is aroused. Thousands of donations, sometimes quite modest, allow the monks to carry out their audacious project.

1979: Four young girls gathered around Mother Elisabeth, a Benedictine nun. Following the monks of Bédoin, they too want to “experience tradition”. After having moved to different places, they can in turn find land in the commune of Barroux and give birth to the future Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation Abbey.

March 21, 1980: Laying of the foundation stone, on which the motto of the monastery is engraved: Pax in lumine “Peace in the light”. To bring a little peace from Heaven into hearts, that is the mission of the monks.

December 1981: Farewell to Bédoin! Two days before Christmas, all of them actually find themselves, “with weapons and luggage”, in the hotel building of the new monastery, at Barroux. Situation still a bit precarious: no heating, no electricity, novices camp in dormitory ... Offices take place in the crypt, inaugurated a few months earlier.

January 1986: After the construction of the monastic buildings, the first wall of the church begins to rise from the ground. The work will last a little over three years.

June 18, 1989: Rome grants the monastery a canonical status: Dom Dammertz, Abbot Primate of the Benedictines, comes among us to promulgate the decree of erection in the abbey, signed in Rome a few days before.

July 2, 1989: Cardinal Mayer confers the abbatial blessing on the founder, Dom Gérard.

October 2, 1989: On the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels, Cardinal Gagnon, surrounded by the Archbishop of Avignon and fourteen other prelates, consecrates the monastery church: five hours of ceremony, not a minute respite! The assistants did not see the time passing ... A day in Heaven!

September 28, 1990: Trip to Rome for part of the community, received in private audience by John Paul II. "I entrust to your prayer the great intention of the reconciliation of all the children of the Church in the same communion," the Holy Father will tell them.

June 10, 1993: Mgr Defois, then Archbishop of Sens, confers priestly ordination to one of our young brothers. Thus is inaugurated the list of bishops of France who will come each year to perform ordinations at the abbey.

September 24, 1995: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and future Benedict XVI, visits the community and celebrates the Sunday conventual mass in the presence of a large competition of faithful.

January 25, 1999: New applicants continue to arrive. The abbey now has more than sixty monks, and it is starting to get too small. Will we have to think of swarming?

November 21, 2002: Mgr Descubes, then bishop of Agen, having given his agreement, and while the monks are almost seventy, eight of them leave to found in Lot-et-Garonne the Monastery of Sainte-Marie de la Garde in Saint-Pierre-de-Clairac. A new adventure begins...

November 25, 2003: The founder, Dom Gérard, having resigned from the abbey office, the community elects as new abbot one of its members, Dom Louis-Marie, who will receive the abbey blessing from the hands of Cardinal Medina-Estevez on Next January 25. The adventure goes on !

February 28, 2008: Death of our founder and first abbot, Dom Gérard, following a vascular accident.

September 25, 2008: The Abbey joined the Benedictine Confederation, the aim of which is to promote life according to the Rule of Saint Benedict and fraternal charity between the monasteries.

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