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Living in a Convent

with the Dominican Friars

The international community of Dominican friars is above all a home of fraternal life, study, celebration, prayer and Christian apostolic work. Since 2021, the community has maintained close links with people and institutions in the EU, with a particular interest in building a Europe that is humane, spiritual and concerned with sustainable global development.

The Dominican friars offer a modest living in their convent to men. Five furnished single rooms for rent are available to male trainees and employees who work in connection with European institutions and who wish to live in a religious community on a temporary base.

As far as possible, residents are welcome to attend celebrations, prayers at Lauds and Vespers, and the events and conferences the community organises.

The community would like residents to take part every two months in an particular encounter with the community: a celebration followed by a meal and sharing about our commitments and interests, eventually with guests.


A room to rent

Before renting, candidates are invited to meet the responsable brothers for an interview (see 'contact' below).

- from 1 / 09 / 2024 the community offers :
- a furnished room to rent – not a studio - with shower, internet, shared toilets.
- at a price of € 550 per month for contract workers or employees; or on a reduced price of €480 for trainees; breakfast is included.
- Period: 5 months for trainees; 1 year for contract workers or employees. The period is renewable.
- the community does not serve a lunch on weekdays (monday to friday).
- the evening meal (10 €) is available on request.
- for weekends (Saturday & Sunday) one can also register for lunch at 15 €.
- free access to the library during opening hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, to Renaissance, Forum conferences and events.
- Residents take part in small daily household tasks (e.g. cleaning your room, washing up after meals, …). A simple house rule document is available.

The usual language of our community is French, but English is well practised.



Fr. Mark Butaye o.p., prior 0495 89 94 37
Fr. Ignace Berten o.p., guest friar 02 743 09 72

Address :

Communauté Internationale Saint-Dominique asbl
Av. de la Renaissance 40, 1000 Brussels ( Métro Schuman & Mérode )