Dom Gérard , Founder of Le Barroux, RIP


Dear friends,

Maybe you know the sad news: my abbot emeritus and founder Dom Gérard Calvet is gone. Coming back from a funeral in his family, he had a blood problem in the brain on Wednesday and died yesterday, Thursday at 13.26. He was 80 years old.

Please pray for the repose of his soul, and for our community.
May God bless you all.

   Fr. Basile (Rémi) VALUET o.s.b.
    Abbaye  Sainte-Madeleine
    F–84330 LE BARROUX

Dear Father Basile:

We hasten to express our deepest condolences to the monks of Le Barroux on the passing of their most excellent founder, Dom Gerarad.  Having had the great honor to meet your founder on two ocassions and to be the recipient of his hospitality at the Abbaye Sainte-Madeleine, I will always remember him as the soldier of Christ and noble son of St. Benedict who inspired so many to follow Christ and defend His Church in a time of great uncertainty.  May he rest in peace and may he look soon upon the Face of the One he served so well and so faithfully in life. Eternal rest grant unto him.


Michael Matt

Editor, The Remnant