Last updated: 10 May, 2023

Maurice Monier

With sadness we learn of the loss of our brother and friend Maurice Monier, who passed away in the morning of Thursday 13 April at around 8 am in his flat in Citadines. He was born in Saint-Etienne on June 18, 1938 and would have been 85 in June. In the years 1975/76, he stayed several times at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry before permanently settling in Auroville in 1986/87, where he fulfilled various functions, the main one being to dig wells with the Water Service for the community. Later he participated several years in the Housing Service, after which he actively helped in the development of Aquadyn. His great availability and continuous presence in these services left a lasting impression with those who knew him.

Moreover, Maurice has always been an ardent defender of Auroville and was totally involved in our community. This is important for all because it shows us how people can work together to achieve common goals and a more sustainable future in the direction of Truth.

His departure is a loss for the community of Auroville and for those who loved and knew him. He was very much appreciated and loved by those around him. His ability to be attentive, coupled with a humorous look at things, may have made interactions with him enjoyable and rewarding. His generosity and discretion were rare and precious qualities, which undoubtedly had a positive impact on the people who knew him. His sincerity and inner depth were also noticed, testifying to an authentic and endearing personality.

The fact that he will be dearly missed by those who knew him is further proof of the positive impact he had on their lives.

With love to our brother, from his friends in Citadines.

Add your recollections

If you would feel like, you can send us your recollections or photographs, so they can be added to the page in order to commemorate years of dedication to Auroville and its ideals.

This page has been published in order to create a space of remembrance for all of those who lived, struggled and enjoyed in Auroville, making a conscious effort to manifest the Dream of Human Unity that is in the process of emerging.