Revive Lagrasse Abbey

Reveal the vibrant
heart of Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Lagrasse's community

Revive Lagrasse Abbey

The Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Lagrasse (Lagrasse Abbey) is undergoing a renaissance – a restoration that goes far beyond the preservation of cultural heritage.

Revive Lagrasse Abbey is an ambitious 5-year campaign with a $6.7 million fundraising goal to raise the necessary funds for the restorations projects.

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Reveal the vibrance of Lagrasse Abbey (Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Lagrasse)and its community.

Revive Lagrasse Abbey is the next step to continue this painstaking work and reveal the vibrance of the Abbey and its community.

These ambitious works will renew and restore the Lagrasse Abbey, one of the most prestigious religious and historic monuments in the South of France.

Revive Lagrasse Abbey:

Cultural Heritage with Spiritual and Social Impact

Revive Lagrasse Abbey is an ambitious 5-year campaign with a $6.7 million fundraising goal to raise the necessary funds for the restorations projects.

Create a sanctuary for the local community and visitors to reflect and find peace.

Increase the capacity to welcome more visitors to stay at the Abbey and benefit from all that the community can offer.

Better equip Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Lagrasse to host spiritual retreats and enhance the experience of architectural beauty for all who come to the Abbey.

Support the work of local artisans and businesses.

Unite the church with the transept for the first time in centuries, restoring cultural and religious patrimony.

Offer increasing numbers of the faithful a magnificent setting of worship and prayer.

Promote regional pride by increasing the visibility of one of the most beautiful abbeys in the South of France.

Questions about Revive Campaign and the Abbey?

Project Revive is an ambitious 5-year campaign with a $6.7 million fundraising goal to raise the necessary funds for the restorations projects. Learn more and how can I help

Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Lagrasse is located in the South of France about 20 miles south-east of Carcassonne, in the Aude department of Languedoc-Roussillon. View on Google Maps

Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Lagrasse was founded in the 8th century, the Abbey presents great diversity in architectural styles up until the 18th century. The Abbey was brought back from abandonment and desolation when the current community of canons took up residence and began the daunting task of restoring the Abbey. Read more here

Yes, people live in Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Lagrasse! In 2004, the community of canons took up residence at Lagrasse Abbey. This young community – the average age of the canons is 43 years old – brought the Abbey back from abandonment and desolation, shining new light on its architectural beauty and elevating its soul with their Gregorian chants. Today, they need your help!

Your generous contribution to American Friends of L’Abbaye de Lagrasse, LLC is deductible as provided in Section 170 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. You make the restoration of Lagrasse Abbey possible. Donate online now

Contributions by check should be made payable to the order of “American Friends of L’Abbaye de Lagrasse, LLC” and mailed to:

American Friends of L’Abbaye de Lagrasse, LLC
Attn: Jennifer Herlein
14 East 60th Street, Suite 605
New York, NY 10022

You make the restoration
of Lagrasse Abbey possible.

Your generous contribution to American Friends of L’Abbaye de Lagrasse, LLC is deductible as provided in Section 170 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.