Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Benedictine Abbey of Our Lady of Triors

The Benedictine Abbey of Our Lady of Triors (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Triors) is a monastery stituated at Châtillon-Saint-Jean in the Drôme, Rhône-Alpes, France.  

It was founded in 1984 as a priory of Fontgombault Abbey in an 18th century chateau that was bequethed to the monks for that purpose.  Triors was raised to the status of an independent abbey in 1994.  The first abbot was Dom Hervé Courau, who continues in that post today.  The abbey church (constructed from 1992-1993) was dedicated on October 5, 1996 and is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception.  In 2013, a project to construct a guesthouse was launched and construction began in 2014.  Like it's spiritual beginnings, the Abbey uses the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite and focuses on Gregorian chant.  The community currently numbers over 40 monks aged from 22 to 77 years old.  

The monks have recorded and produced a complete discography of all the Sundays in the liturgical year and the albums can be purchased through Traditions Monastiques.  There are also a number of Gregorian chant resources available on their website.

Lauds and Vespers have been broadcast live on Radio Esperance since December 2013.  Lauds begins around 6-615am (local time) and Vespers is broadcast live on Sundays and major feasts at 5pm (local time).

The abbey church is open daily from 7am until 1pm and from 2pm to 7:30pm.  The Mass and Office are sung in Gregorian chant daily (please check their schedules).

An interview with Dom Courau in French can be found at Chroniques d'un catho ordinaire.

205, chemin des Carnets
26750   TRIORS
Tel : 04 75 71 43 39
(de préférence entre 11h20 - 12h30 ou 15h - 17h30)
Fax : 04 75 45 38 14
For a schedule of their liturgies:

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