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The house of Madeleine Delbrêl

While waiting to remember, in 2014, fifty years after her death, an agreement with the mayor of Ivry-sur-Seine, the diocese of Créteil and the Association of the friends of Madeleine Delbrêl, will allow the start of the restoration of the house at number 11 rue Raspail, in the working class outskirts of Paris. Here, in 1935, along with a few companions, Madeleine Delbrêl - mystic, poet and social worker, born in Mussidan October 24, 1904 - started her project of simple fraternal life in close contact with the men and women of the district. A Christian presence alive among the people of her time, a presence of faith, life and social demands, worked by a woman who claimed to be born a "radical and profound" atheist and who at twenty years of age converted to Catholicism .




St. Peter’s Square

Feb. 28, 2020