What is l’Eau Vive ?
In the heart of Rome, l’Eau Vive comes to life in the Lante Palace, just a stone’s throw from the famous Café Saint Eustache and its square, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
Its originality lies in its objectives and in its name:
L’Eau Vive is not just a restaurant: it carries a much bigger and exciting project. His roots are found in St. John’s Gospel in chapter 4. As He crosses the region of Samaria, Jesus stops near Jacob’s well. A woman comes to draw water. They engage in a conversation in which Jesus reveals to her the mystery of God’s Gift and tells her to be the Living Water (Eau Vive) that flows into eternal life.
Following this Samaritan woman who is going to reveal the Messiah to the people she meets to lead them to Jesus, the Missionary Workers of the Immaculate who welcome, serve and cook in l’Eau Vive, enthusiastically spread the gift of god which they have received to all who come to their homes or to whom they are encountering. Through all their activities, their mission is to make Jesus complaint heard: “Give me a drink” and lead men and women of their time to the spring of Living Water (l’Eau Vive) that springs from his Sacred Heart.
Who are the Missionary Workers of the Immaculate?
The Missionary Workers of the Immaculate are spouses of Christ who, in response to His call, give themselves to Him forever by offering themselves as Saint Terese of Lisiseux to the Merciful Love of God.
In Rome, the Missionary Workers of the Immaculate still carry out their mission in some hospitals of the city, with the elderly and disadvantaged.
Some unforgettable date
- 1960: opening of the 1st restaurant in Toulon denominated “Le Restaurant Bleu”, closed in 1969
- 1960: opening of the Eau Vive sur la route (Banneux – Belgium) closed in 1987
- 1961: opening of the Eau Vive Burkinabè (Ouagadougou – Burkina Faso)
- 1968: opening of the Eau Vive of Dalat (Vietnam) closed in 1975
- 1969: opening of the Eau Vive of Rome (Italy)
- 1970: opening of the Eau Vive of Luján (Argentine)
- 1972: opening of the Eau Vive of Bobo Dioulasso (Burkina Faso)
- 1977: opening of the Eau Vive of Pacifique (Numea – New Caledonia)
- 1978: opening of the Eau Vive of Lima (Peru)
- 1981: opening of the Eau Vive of Asia (Manila – Philippines)
- 1988: opening of the Eau Vive of Mexique (Tepatitlan – Mexico)
- 1989: opening of the Eau Vive of Toulon (France)
- 1993: opening of the Eau Vive of Notre-Dame de la Garde (Marseille – France)
- 2002: opening of the Eau Vive of Brno (Czech Republic)