The Integrity Talks

Abuses and Benedictines of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre

The Integrity Talks

In a joint statement, a group of Benedictines of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre, and eleven old sisters who have left the religious congregation urge the establishment of an independent and multidisciplinary commission, that will investigate all past abuses in their congregation, and possibly offer some form of recovery as well.

The sisters complain of abuse of power and authority, including forced separation from their families and spiritual counselors, moral and physical violence, lies, humiliation, slander, and a climate of fear and manipulation. These abuses resulted in the departure of several sisters in often very painful circumstances. The joint statement has been published on the Congregation’s website.

The Benedictines of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre in France have 95 sisters, ten of whom reside in the Congregation’s convent in the shadow of the Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre in Paris.

Source: Kerknet.