"Make a wish!"

Friends in the Lord

It takes a great deal of wisdom and closeness to God to trust a community that is smaller and younger than one's own, and to make room for it. To all these people who have chosen to walk a part of the "road" with the Chemin Neuf Community, we asked them to express a wish. Thank you for your response...

Hautecombe celebrates its 50th anniversary

« Church of tomorrow »

Celebrating 50 years of existence is certainly an opportunity to remember and give thanks for the benefits granted by God. But it is also, and this is what the Chemin Neuf Community has chosen to experience, an opportunity to bring together friends from different Christian backgrounds and to look, w...

Testimony

The « turning point » that took 18 months

Hannah Spiers

On 4 September 2016, I arrived at the gates of Lambeth Palace in London to join the inaugural cohort of the Community of St Anselm. I am greeted by a very tall man who introduces himself as a "consecrated brother in the Chemin Neuf Community. We have an ecumenical vocation". I tell him very politely...

Ecumenism

We are members of each other

Anne-Cathy Graber

Following the Chapter, the Community celebrated its 50th anniversary by inviting around a hundred "friends in the Lord" to a day of fellowship, celebration and reflection. Four round tables, with the participation of leading church figures such as Archbishop J. Welby and Cardinal J-M Aveline, addre...

The beginnings of the Youth Fraternity

May God give us a home for students!

Jacques Monfort

In the prayer group that had been meeting at 49, Montée du Chemin Neuf, every Tuesday evening since 1973, we suddenly saw, towards the end of 1980, more and more young students. Fr Laurent Fabre thought it would be a good idea for them to alternate: on one Tuesday, these young people would come to ...

Foundation

Three points of hope for our next 50 years

Laurent Fabre

Father Laurent Fabre founded the Chemin Neuf Community with seven other single people in October 1973, and was its leader until the 2016 General Chapter. Today, he expresses his wishes for the future of the Community: to remain faithful to its ecumenical vocation, to continue to follow "poor and hum...

 

De toutes les nations…

L’Église est « catholique » : elle le proclame dans sa profession de foi. Mais qu’entend-elle par ce terme, un des plus riches et des plus complexes qui puissent la désigner ?...

Hautecombe celebrates its 50th anniversary

«Church of tomorrow » EN

Celebrating 50 years of existence is certainly an opportunity to remember and give thanks for the benefits granted by God. But it is also, and this is what the Chemin Neuf Community has chosen to do, an opportunity to bring together friends from different Christian backgrounds and to look, with them...

Bible

Enter the celebration

Nicole Fabre

"Celebrate God! This call resounds again and again throughout the biblical writings, particularly in the book of Psalms, where it is addressed to the people gathered in the temple. The roots translated into French by this verb are diverse. They give rise to a veritable symphony, rich in varied nuanc...