maison de adrienne
Recently I visited the Adrienne von Speyr House (Maison de Adrienne) in Paris, France. It is one of the homes of the ecclesial movement Points-Coeur or in the English Heart's Home. Founded over twenty years ago by Fr. Thierry de Roucy, they desire to be the presence of Mary at the foot of the Cross.
They have several houses throughout the world serving the poorest of the poor in such countries as Chile, Thailand, Ukraine, Brazil, and India, but also they are in richer countries where the poverty of loneliness is extreme like in Japan, United States, Italy, and France.
Having taken on the name of Adrienne, this house in Paris serves as a spiritual home for a community of young professional women who after university are often left without a community of friends in faith. They gather for sharing in the riches of the culture of compassion through prayer and fellowship.
Immersed in heaven, living in the world, and lead by the motherly prayer of Sr. Isabel, who is a Servant of God's Presence, they gave living water to this thirsty American in Paris with their Cercle Adrienne-von-Speyr.
They read Adrienne. They pray Adrienne. They are Adrienne.