Pā Maria is mainly a non-residential facility, however, there is some accommodation available in an apartment which forms part of the main building.
The apartment is called The Bugey Apartment.
The Bugey is a rural area of France 450-900 metres above sea level. It was a part of the Diocese of Belley that had been neglected from 1802-1823.
From 1825-1829, the early Marists preached missions in this area. Jean-Claude Colin often referred to the mission work in the Bugey as a touchstone for all that was basic in Marist life and practice.
It was in the Bugey that Jean-Claude Colin experienced the workings of God’s mercy, and here he became convinced that Marists were to become “instruments of divine mercy”.
The rooms in the Bugey Apartment are named after some of the early missions. The three bedrooms (two double, one single) are called
- The La Balme Room
- The Innimont Room and
- The Ruffieu Room.
There is also a lounge incorporating a kitchen, called The Tenay Room, and shared bathroom facilities.
Please Note: All meals in The Bugey Apartment are self-catered.