The Project

The Project

The decision was made to allocate this land to the construction of a seminar, and building permits were designed and validated in 2016.

In 2004, Monsignor Jean-Pierre Cattenoz erects the seminary Redemptoris Mater of Avignon. Since then, many restoration projects of existing buildings have been proposed to house seminarians. Whether because of the cost of the operation or other impediments, these projects were never successful. Providentially, in 2014, the sisters of the convent of the Visitation of the War field in Sorgues have left part of their land to the Diocese of Avignon.

In May 2018, the tender for the construction of the first phase of construction was signed. Work is now underway and the "little convent" should be completed by the start of the school year 2020. The financing of the construction is already acquired thanks to a favorable loan of the Diocese of Avignon, but the repayment of this loan depends on the generosity of our benefactors. The total cost of this first phase is 4 million euros including tax.