Monastery Saint Jean-Baptiste d’Unterlinden at Orbey



The history of our monastery

1232 : Eleven years after Saint Dominique’s death , a monastery of dominican  nuns was established in Colmar, dedicated to saint John the Baptist. It’s the musée Unterlinden. The sisters (nuns) lived there until the French Revolution and were expelled from the monastery in 1792.
1899 : It was re-established in Colmar by an Alsatian nun coming from the Oullin’s monastery (near Lyon).
1926 :  The community moved from Colmar to Logelbach then from Logelbach to Orbey Tannach  in 1973.

The monastery today

A community of prayer and praise, the monastery saint Jean-Baptiste d’Unterlinden welcomes people who want to give time for God , to ‘return to their heart ‘, to share the community’s prayer and discover what a day nourished by liturgical prayer is.

Monastery timetable

Horaires des Jours Saints de 2022

Monday Week Sunday
6 h 00 — Office of Readings —
7 h 30 Lauds & Eucharist Lauds
8 h 00 Lauds & Eucharist
10 h 00 Eucharist
12 h 10 — Midday Office —
17 h 30 Vespers                            Vespers                          Vespers
20 h 30 Compline                         Compline                        Compline

During the week the schedule for the Eucharist can change.



  • Federation : Notre-Dame des Prêcheurs
  • Diocese : Strasbourg
  • Concordat dioceses

Contact our monastery

Monastère St Jean-Baptiste d’Unterlinden
53, Holnet
68 370 ORBEY

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