The Dominican family
Guardians of Saint Baume
The reasons for their presence here
★ An historical reason : the installation in Sainte Baume in 1295 goes hand in hand with the foundation of the convent of Saint-Maximin where Charles II had rediscovered in 1279 the relics of Saint Mary Magdalene. This Prince Charles II was personally close to the Order of St. Dominic.
★ A missionary reason : at the dawn of a third millennium when the religious question seems central, Saint Baume offers several advantages for the mission of the Church and the preaching. In Sainte-Baume you can admire the beauty of a wonderfully preserved creation; you can meet the legacy of a living tradition that marked centuries of our European and Provencal culture; And finally, the Gospel appears here concrete and close, thanks to the testimony of the sinner who became a disciple and apostle.
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