"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 of those people who have chosen to walk a part of the "journey" with the Chemin Neuf Community, we asked them to express a wish. Thank you for your re...

Chemin Neuf Youth

Constantly translating

Mustapha Amari

Founded in 1980, the youth mission led by the Chemin Neuf Community has gone through many successive "waves", trying to discern what best suits the new generations. Mustapha Amari, who has just returned from the World Youth Day (WYD) in Portugal, describes the pillars of the Chemin Neuf Youth pastor...


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, addres...

14-18 Fraternity

Growing up in freedom

The presence of couples and families in the Chemin Neuf Community very quickly led it to accompany teenagers, particularly during its highlights. The "Samuel fraternities", then "the Jo's", brought these young people together for a wide range of sporting, musical and charitable activities. In 1985, ...

Lifetime commitments

A fruitful step of faith

Martine et Michel Kremer

At Easter 1986, in the cathedral of St Jean, Lyon, a celebration brought the Community together around Mgr. A. Decourtray, Archbishop of Lyon, on the occasion of the lifelong commitments of several members. For the first time, consecrated couples and single people made a definitive commitment togeth...

First session Cana , July 1980

« A poor man who loves another poor man »

Bruno et Anne-Marie Coutellier

An initial session on the theme of married life brought together some forty members of the Charismatic Renewal in 1975 at La Baume Sainte Marie in the south of France, including some members of the very young Chemin Neuf community. This community, made up of couples and single people, some of whom w...


Three points of hope for our next 50 years

Laurent Frabre

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...


A time for gratitude

Bruno Cadoré

Invited to the General Chapter held by the Chemin Neuf Community from 7 to 20 August at Hautecombe Abbey, Brother B. Cadoré, op, spoke on several occasions. The FOI team asked him what a jubilee year meant for a Dominican friar....