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Les Fils de Notre Dame de Vie sont présents au coeur du monde, dans une vie sociale et professionnelle ordinaire

N°6 (October 2023) - Letter to the Sons of Our Lady of Life's friends

Full English version for the sixth version!

You can either read it on line, or download it.

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Music for Notre Dame de Vie

Katy Wehr has become a friend of Notre Dame de Vie through getting to know consecrated members and visiting their founding house in Venasque, France and their house of solitude in St Paul d’Abbotsford, Québec.  She was inspired to set some of Fr. Marie-Eugène’s words to music and shares them here for members, associates, and friends of NDV to enjoy in both English and French.

She sets some of Fr. Marie-Eugène’s words about the Holy Spirit to music


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Who are we ?

The secular institute of Our Lady of Life

Our Lady of Life: a secular institute

Made of three autonomous branches which make one unique family. Its members are witnesses of God in an ordinary life.

Shrine of NotreDame de Vie

The Marian shrine of Venasque

« God’s reason for choosing one particular place to be worshipped rather than another is his secret.t » (Saint John of the Cross)

Intuition du fondateur de Notre-Dame de Vie

The founder's insight

Holiness and a personal relationship with God are for every baptised person.To live our ordinary life where the Spirit breathes

Marie Pila

Figures and history

Co-founder, sister of Fr Marie-Eugene or saints from “ordinary life”, each of these key figures sheds a ray of light on the Institute’s origins and spirit.