Who are we ?

Priests and deacons living in community at the service of the Universal Church

The Community of Saint-Martin is an association of secular priests and deacons which lives their vocation in community at the service of the pastors of the universal Church.  By responding to the bishops’ calls, she is entrusted with various apostolic missions. This way, the priests and deacons of the Community serve in parishes, schools, boarding schools, and sanctuaries.

Sent to the missions in groups of at least three, priests and deacons pray, live and work together in spiritual and pastoral fraternity.

Today, there are 176 priests and deacons and over 100 seminarians in its house of formation under a simple way of formation : intense community life, liturgical richness and demanding studies.

The Mother House and the House of Formation are located in Évron in France.


In addition to community life, mobility expresses another characteristic of the mission of the community: In the life of priests, this mobility is a symbol of our earthly pilgrimage, which in a way is common to all disciples of Christ.

Thus, in the Community of Saint Martin, the average missionary period of a priest is about six years, about the same as is usual for secular priests in France.

International character

Although at present the majority of the seminarians in formation are French, seminarians of six other nationalities are also present in the seminary and among the priests of the community.

The community is becoming more and more international, as in addition to some German-speaking seminarians, seminarians from Syria, Cuba, Belgium and Portugal are also being formed in Evron. In addition, the community has been entrusted by bishops from Germany, Cuba and Italy with apostolates in missions, parishes and sanctuaries.