Come and draw from the well

Spiritual center operated by the religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

What is the Sophie Barat Center?

An international spiritual centre – in a family home

Between the banks of the Yonne and the hillsides of Burgundy, at the entrance to the Ile-de-France, the Sophie Barat Centre offers retreats and various ways of resting on your spiritual journey, and lets you into the house where the foundress of the Society was born.

The Sophie Barat Centre:

  • Offers a space of calm and silence leading to prayer, “recharging your batteries”, reflection;
  • Is open to everyone looking for meaning and the inner life;
  • The whole year round, guests from the five continents are welcomed in French, English, Spanish and Italian;
  • For the family of the Sacred Heart, it remains a place of pilgrimage and meeting as they retrace the footsteps of Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat;
  • It belongs in a family setting, wanting you to feel at home, a place where you can come to draw from the springs of Christ’s love.

The centre is run by a community of Sacred Heart Sisters and a group of lay people.
It welcomes people coming on their own, couples, families or groups already in existence (movements of different Churches or confessions, diocesan teams, cultural or solidarity associations).