Let all guests who arrive be received like Christ, for He is going to say, I came as a guest, and you received Me

Welcome to the website of “our” Monastery St. Hildegardis in Orselina, Switzerland. We would like to give you an impression of our residence, what we do and how we live. If you are interested in any of our activities and/ or products then we friendly request you to contact us via the contact form.

Enjoy your visit.

The History

Our Monastery was founded in 1935 by our Mother Hildegard Michaelis. We would like to tell you something about our history.

Discover our Monastery

We like to give you a glimpse of our Monastery in Orselina so you can get an idea of how we live and work.

Chasubles and Stoles

In Europe we are known for our beautiful and handmade chasubles. We frequently sell them to churches and dioceses.


In our own ceramics workshop we fabricate ceramic dinnerware, crosses and other objects with passion.


In our Batik workshop textile is edited on a traditional way and wrapped up with unique patterns.


Our chasubles are also so unique because we weave the silk fabric (with patterns) in our own weaving mill.


By creating statues and sculptures we literally express our love for art in its purest form.


Tableaux that contain multiple enamelled tiles form a colourful and a unique artwork.