Created in 2010 by the Congregation of the Augustinians of the Assumption, under the aegis of the Notre-Dame Foundation, recognized as a public utility. It is mobilized throughout the world, with its donors and partners, to accompany hundreds of children and young people, their families and the most disadvantaged people who aspire, despite adversity, to achieve their life project.
Founded by Assumptionist Father Arthur Hervet, the Association La Pierre Blanche allows the boat “Je Sers” (moored in Conflans Sainte Honorine, France) to welcome about fifty people in precarious situations (mainly Tibetan refugees). They are accompanied by the Assumptionist community, the Little Sisters of the Assumption, employees and volunteers, to regain their dignity and reintegrate socially
“Hoa Hu” orphanage, Saïgon (Vietnam)
The “Hoa Hu” orphanage was founded in 2000 and has been managed by the Assumptionists since 2006. It welcomes about thirty children from 6 to 18 years old, coming from different regions of Vietnam. Most of them are orphans of two parents, some of them of only one, and others come from poor families. All of them are helped to prepare for their future, notably by benefiting from professional and university training.
“Les Amis d’Accompagner” (Koekelberg, Belgique), is a socio-legal service, specifically focused on the field accompaniment of people in difficulty. The volunteers, supervised by professionals, welcome, listen to, guide and accompany people in the field, free of charge, when they are faced with a difficult situation.
La Pépinière de Valpré (Écully, France)
It was created in 2016, at the initiative of the Valpré Conference and Seminar center and the Augustinians of the Assumption. An association under the law of 1901, non-denominational, it welcomes all project holders aged 40 and over who wish to break their isolation and it contributes to job creation.
Bayard Presse is a French press company founded in 1873 by the Augustinians of the Assumption. Present in 16 countries, the group communicates through the press, publishing, Internet and audiovisual in the fields of news (La Croix, Le Pèlerin), youth (Pomme d’Api, J’aime lire, Astrapi, Okapi, Phosphore, Je bouquine …), seniors (Notre temps), religious affairs (Prions en Église, Croire, Panorama) … Among the various titles of the group, the Assumptionists work, notably, on La Croix, Pèlerin, Prions en Église, croire. com …
Notre-Dame de Salut Association organizes pilgrimages and more particularly the Pèlerinage National. It takes place every year, from August 11 to 16, in Lourdes (France). It brings together pilgrims from all over France and is increasingly open to international participation. The “Pèlerinage National” is animated by the Assumption family and organized by the associations “Hospitality” and “Notre Dame de Salut”.
The Centre Port Royal is a center for corporate meeting and professional study days, located in Saint-Lambert-des-Bois (Yvelines, France). In 2006, the Augustinians of the Assumption took over from the Benedictine monks and perpetuated the history of this place and the values of hospitality.
L’Auberge de Jeunesse Adveniat (Paris, France) is first of all a place of hospitality open to all. It is run by the Augustinians of the Assumption, whose community lives on site and where brothers share the spiritual and fraternal life. Located just a stone’s throw away from the Champs Elysées, the Auberge Adveniat is a place that must allow each and every one of us to live a profound experience of meeting the other.
Le Centre Valpré (Écully, France) is a hotel, meeting and events center. It welcomes a national and international clientele: companies, organizations, universities, associations, religious groups. The Augustinians of the Assumption have been present at Valpré since 1947, when they acquired the site to make it their house of study.
Saint Peter in Gallicantu (Jerusalem, Israël)
The Assumptionist Fathers, along with a community of Oblate Sisters of the Assumption, welcome pilgrims and animate the sanctuary. Close to old city, Sant-Peter in Gallicantu is located at few meters from Zion gate.
Training / Cultural center
Les Entretiens de Valpré (Lyon, France) bring together business leaders, executives, entrepreneurs and students. They come to exchange views and experiences on the key issues of the economy, business, and society in the light of Christian social thought. This event is organized since 2002 by the Congregation of the Augustinians of the Assumption.
The association Forum104 (Paris, France) , accompanied by the Assumptionists since 2014, runs a cultural and interspiritual space in the heart of Paris. A meeting space, Forum104 is animated by a team with complementary skills: theological, psychological, pedagogical and artistic, which is committed to offering a favorable framework for welcoming and meeting people and associations.
Centre “Saint Pierre – Saint André”, Bucarest (Roumanie)
The Saint Pierre – Saint André Center is a place of dialogue between the Christian East and West. It has a university-level Byzantine library accessible to the public, a Christian students’ hostel, and offers throughout the year a program of conferences, debates and training on church and society issues.
Assumption Language College (ALC), Manila (Philippines) welcomes students from religious and secular organizations to help them develop their language skills and personal charisma. The school also promotes intercultural and interfaith exchange.
In West Africa, the African Integration Journeys – Voyages d’Intégration Africaine, organized by the Assumptionists, are an opportunity for participants to live a true interreligious and intercultural experience.