Pyrenees: after 200 years of absence, monks return to Sarrance!
Four canons of the Abbey of Mondaye are installed this Sunday, September 4 by Bishop Marc Aillet, Bishop of Bayonne, Lescar and Oloron, in Notre-Dame de Sarrance, in the Pyrenees. A new breath for this monastery of Premonstratensian tradition since the fourteenth century.
It is an almost obligatory passage between Lourdes and Saint Jean-Pied-de-Port, Pau and Spain. At three hundred meters above sea level, surrounded by Pyrenean peaks, Sarrance is the narrowest place in the valley, irrigated by the Gave d’Aspe. In the center of the village is the abbey dedicated to Notre-Dame. On a human scale, with its parquet floors and its two-storey cloister with wooden balustrades, “it feels like the inn of the three musketeers”, exclaimed the brothers while visiting the abbey for the first time.