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Historic Abbey of Notre-Dame des Neiges, Where St. Charles de Foucauld Lived, Narrowly Escapes Closure, Welcomes Nuns

Courtesy photosNestled in the heart of the forest at the top of the Cevennes mountain region, at an altitude of 3,600 feet, the abbey was founded in 1850 by Trappist monks from Aiguebelle Abbey.

The Trappist brothers, who had announced the closure of the site after 172 years of prayer life on the site, hand over the abbey to the dynamic community from the Abbaye Sainte-Marie of Boulaur.