Jubilee of the abbey

1872 - 2022


Maredsous Abbey

Maredsous Abbey

Rule of St Benoit

Maredsous Abbey

The Bible of Maredsous

Schedules of Celebrations

Weekdays : Lauds at 7am - Eucharist at 12am - Vespers at 6.30pm | Sunday & holidays : Lauds at 7.30am - Eucharist at 10am - Vespers at 4pm | Every day but friday : Vigils at 8.30pm


Welcome to the Maredsous Abbey website.

We are a community of Benedictine monks, united around the Gospel and the Rule of St. Benedict, and of people who want to work with us to bring this place to life and make it welcoming to all: guests, pilgrims, students, passers-by and, of course, Internet users.

Enjoy your visit!

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News from the Abbey

Permanent exhibition

« MAREDSOUS, HIER, AUJOURD’HUI, DEMAIN… » A new permanent exhibition is freely accessible to the public from 2 July 2022, under the Esplanade Portico. Through

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New website

On the feast of St. Benedict, our website is getting a makeover. After more than a decade of good and loyal service, our site had

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    Our religious events

    Brother François welcomes groups and couples for days of preparation for the key moments of Christian life, namely profession of faith, confirmation and marriage.

    Preparation for the Profession of Faith

    Through various activities, songs,... the children make up an individual "Profession of Faith".

    Preparing for Confirmation

    Young people will discover through various active means and songs the sacrament of Confirmation.

    Preparation for the sacrament of marriage

    Maredsous Abbey offers to help you with a day of preparation, reflection and sharing.

      in the bookstore

      The Maredsous Bible

      An original and renewed presentation of the Maredsous Bible. Easy to read, with very legible characters, it takes up the pastoral notes of the Pastoral Bible in the form of small introductions to the various biblical passages. The translation, studied for a clear and fluid public reading, remains very largely that of Fr. Passelecq as revised in 1968 and several times corrected.

      The guest house

      Make a retreat at the Abbey of Maredsous

      In a magnificent green setting, we welcome you alone or in groups,
      for one or more days of retreat, rest, reflection and/or study.


      Discover the abbey

      May all guests be received as Christ
      St Benedict’s Rule

      The Rule of Saint Benedict

      Benedict of Nursia lived in Italy in the sixth century (he died around 560). A man in search of God, in the practice of the Gospel, he first led a solitary life as a hermit; later joined by disciples, he organised them into a community and settled at Monte Cassino, between Rome and Naples.


      The library

      The library of Maredsous Abbey i s a semi-private institution of a scientific nature. Designed as a library for the monastic community, it gladly opens its doors to those who request it: students, teachers, researchers.

      the visit of the abbey of maredsous

      The Basilica of Saint Benedict

      The community of Benedictine monks of Maredsous is happy to welcome you to this Basilica of Saint Benedict, a place of prayer and pilgrimage since 1888.