AUGUSTINIANS OF THE MERCY OF JESUS - Monastère de l'Olivier


  • 13, rue Gaston Martin
    53200 CHATEAU-GONTIER sur MAYENNE  (FRANCE)
  • Phone : 02.43.07.33.88
  • E-Mail :  augustines.53200@sfr.fr

Service times

  • Masses:
    • On Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday : 6:30pm
  • Offices :
    • 8:30am : Morning Prayer
    • 12:15pm : Middle Hour
    • 7:00pm: Evening Prayer
    • 8:00am-8:00pm : Adoration à L’Oratoire

Fields of action

  • Welcoming visitors: for the prayer throughout the day (office and prayer of the Hours), for the personal prayer, by listening ...
  • Sharing of Church Life: with Church Groups (Adoration for Life, Awakening to Faith, Pilgrims of the Living Water, Mothers' Prayer Group...), Families, Chaplaincy of the Church hospital (visits to the elderly ...), and the parish teams (Mass animation, funerals, parish service of the sick, parish feast for St. Augustine ...)

A little history...

  • February 11, 1674: foundation of the Monastery of St Julien, by the sisters of Dieppe and Vitré, called to the service of the patients of the Hôtel Dieu St Julien, in Château-Gontier in Mayenne.
  • 1789: Persecuted, the sisters all refuse to take an oath. They are imprisoned in the attic of the Ursulines. One of them, Sister Sainte Monique, accused unjustly, will be transferred to Laval and guillotined. She is one of Laval's martyrs.
  • 1833: the community Saint-Julien spreads, and founds in the city, the community Saint-Joseph, at the service of the elderly.
  • 1982: departure of the sisters from their monastery, at the request of the hospital, and integration of a new place of life in a former gendarmerie, which takes the name of "L'OLIVIER".

Photo album

oct. 2019 to March 2020

June to sept. 2019