Paul Couturier and Spiritual Ecumenism Links

A Rocha UK
Ecumenical communities with a spirituality to promote and restore God's created environment

Abbaye Notre Dame des Dombes
The former Cistercian monastery near Lyon where Paul Couturier held many ecumenical meetings, now a home of the Communauté du Chemin Neuf

Aid to the Church in Need
Western Christians offering practical help and solidarity to the Churches of the East and worldwide, after years of oppression and persecution

Anglican Centre in Rome
An Anglican library and centre of study for all Christians

Benedictine Centre for Spirituality
based at the Monastery of Christ the King, Cockfosters, home to the Vita et Pax movement

Bose, Ecumenical Monastery
The setting near Perugia in Italy for this year's conference on the Holy Spirit and Ecumenism, organised by the Cardinal Suenens Program in Theology and Church Life.

Bossey Ecumenical Institute
The centre for study near Geneva, founded in 1946.

International Ecumenical Fellowship's British Region

Cardinal Mercier's Prayer to the Holy Spirit

The Cardinal Suenens Program in Theology and Church Life
An ongoing study programme to combine the energies of an active laity, ecumenism and spirituality in the realisation of the life of the Church envisaged in Vatican II.
Based at John Carroll University, Ohio, with strong links in Europe, especially through Cardinal Suenens' diocese of Malines-Bruxelles and the University of Leuven.

The Cathedral of St John at Lyon
The scene of the first Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 1934

Catholic League
A society of Anglicans and Roman Catholics working for reconciliation around the see of Peter, through prayer, study, pilgrimage and friendship.

Centre Unité Chrétienne
The renowned centre directed for many years by Fr Pierre Michalon, a close collaborator and disciple of the Abb&ecaute's, with details of the Association Unité Chrétienne, and the Revue of the same name, which originated as the Pages Documentaires begun in 1942 by Couturier himself.

Chevetogne - The Monks of Unity
The Latin and Byzantine rite Benedictine monastery in Belgium, home of the Monks of Unity (formerly of Amay-sur-Meuse, where Couturier became a Benedictine oblate)

Christian Study Centre at St Albans
Ecumenical centre for Christian learning at St Albans Abbey

Christians Aware
An international and ecumenical movement aiming to develop multi-cultural understanding

Abbey Church of St Martin d'Ainay
where Couturier regularly said Mass

Church of St Nizier, Lyon
where Paul Couturier made his first Holy Communion

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
'CTBI was set up by the Churches so that they could think, pray and work together'

Churches Together in England
With links ecumenical church initiatives and to Churches Together in other parts of Britain and Ireland

Communauté du Chemin Neuf
An international community founded in Lyon in 1973 to work for unity through the renewal movement.
It runs the Centre Unité Chrétienne.

Contemplation Outreach UK
From the Cistercian tradition, retreats and learning days about 'centering prayer'

Corrymeela Community
30 years of Catholic and Protestant peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland

Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Common study, devotion and worship in branches throughout Britain and Ireland

Fellowship of St Alban & St Sergius
Towards the reconciliation of Christians from East and West, Anglican, Orthodox and Catholic. Publishers of the Sobornost journal

Focolare Movement
The international movement for Christian Unity, founded by Chiara Lubich

The Sanctuary and Basilica of Our Lady in Lyon

God Friends Website
Truly remarkable group of 10 sites from an ecumenical international library and school for prayer based in Florence. Full of interest and guidance on spiritual teachers and their ways of prayer. The online monastery is on the Cloister site.

Hymn Society of Great Britain & Ireland
Ecumenical association to study, promote and appreciate the churches' hymn traditions

Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research
Study centre based at the great Benedictine foundation of Collegeville, Minnesota

Institution des Chartreux
The school where Paul Couturier taught for many decades

International Ecumenical Fellowship
From Spain to Poland, study, spirituality, conferences, friendship: 'Living today, the Church of tomorrow'

Iona Community
The ecumenical modern-day community living and singing the gospel in an ancient Abbey in Scotland

The Lay Community of St Benedict
A nationwide network of lay people independent of any one monastery, but in 'spiritual frienship' with Worth Abbey. It is committed to the Rule of St Benedict, promoting lectio divina, the community, service and hospitality.

Living Spirituality
Churches Together in Britain & Ireland build on the work of the Ecumenical Spirituality Project

Net for God
Chemin Neuf's internet online ecumenical and international community - a realisation of Paul Couturier's Invisible Monastery

Newman Association
Promoting open discussion and greater understanding in today's Church

The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
The ecumenical pages on the website of the Vatican

Retreat Association
UK movement to promote places of retreat and spirituality

Sacred Space
Daily Prayer and Meditation from the Irish Jesuit community

Society for Ecumenical Studies
A UK Ecumenical Studies Group - Major Conference in May 2003

Taizé Community
The ecumenical and international religious community in France

Together in a Common Life
Praying with Churches Together in England

Walsingham - England's Nazareth
Joint website of the Anglican and Roman Catholic shrines of Our Lady in Norfolk

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2004 - Churches Together in Britain & Ireland Edition
Details of the service booklet, together with the daily leaflet of daily prayers and devotions

World Community for Christian Meditation
London based, promoting the practice of meditation as taught by John Main OSB and Laurence Freeman OSB

World Council of Churches
Ecumenical links pages