The monks and nuns do not wish to keep the riches they can access to themselves. This is why the Monastery of the Transfiguration is open to all those who wish to access the joyous and comforting light of the presence of God.
The Monastery of the Transfiguration is the privileged place of an intense pastoral life. Many orthodox lay worshippers come and attend the services and Liturgies and to get as taste of the benefits of a union with God. On Sundays and important holy days many people meet together with the members of the monastery to follow orthodox spiritual teaching there inspired by the experience of the Fathers of the Church.
With the constant concern to refresh the faith of believers of all ages attached to the monastery, the community organises annual pilgrimage camps for children and their parents with the aim of understanding and entering into Christian traditions from the East and the West.
In this way the spiritual children of the monastery have been able to discover the founding principles of the western Churches in Rome, the fathers of the desert in Egypt, the living orthodox tradition in Greece, the French saints of the Vendee or Mont St Michel and finally, most recently the origins of our faith in the Holy Land.
The study of the holy scriptures is more like consuming and savouring the sweetness than intellectual study. Similarly, they work in order to present to those who wish, traditional interpretations of the kind the Fathers of the Church transmitted. The community thus publishes an iconographic monthly magazine of traditional explanation and interpretation of biblical texts from the Septuagint version of the Bible which Christ and his disciples knew and used and which is still the traditional bible of orthodox countries.
|The French origins of the monastery|
|The Athonite monasteries in France|