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The Tower of the abbey's church.#

The tower of the abbey Saint Martin, Photo: H. Maurer, 2015
The tower of the abbey Saint Martin
Photo: H. Maurer, 2015

The Community of the Beatitudes that is curently using the abbey is one of the "new communities" established in the Catholic Church after the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965) in the movement of the Charismatic Renewal Movement.

It was founded in France in 1973 and was recognised in 2002 by the Holy See as an association of the faithful.

It gathers together the faithful of all states of life (families, single people, priests and consecrated brothers and sisters), who share a common vocation of prayer and fraternal communion, combining a marked contemplative dimension with numerous apostolic and missionary activities such as parishes, hospital and health care, Marian sanctuaries, retreat centres and ministry to the poor.