Collombey convent

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The Saint Bernard Monastery of Collombey has been a Swiss monastery of the Reformed Saint Bernard Sisters of Divine Providence in Collombey-Muraz , diocese of Sion , since 1647 .


The Reformed Saint Bernard Sisters, founded by Louise de Ballon in Rumilly (Haute-Savoie) in 1622 , moved to La Roche-sur-Foron in 1626 , moved from there to Saint-Maurice VS in 1629 , moved on to Monthey in 1634 and finally settled in Arbignon Castle in 1647 settled in Collombey, where they still exist today as the last and only monastery of the congregation ( Notre-Dame de Saint-Joseph d'Arbignon or Monastère de Collombey ). The settlement of the Géronde (Gerunden) monastery, which they started in 1935 , was accepted as an independent priory in the Cistercian order of the Strict Observance in 2008.


  • Bernard Peugniez : Le Guide Routier de l'Europe Cistercienne. Editions du Signe, Strasbourg 2012, p. 626.
  • Romaine Syburra-Bertelletto, Thomas Antonietti, Patrick Elsig and Alain Guerrier: "Bernardine, do seras!" Le monastère de Collombey. Un patrimoine de 4 siècles. Baden, Hier + Jetzt / Sion, Musées cantonaux du Valais, 2010 (Cahiers du Musée d'histoire du Valais 11).

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Coordinates: 46 ° 16 '2.7 "  N , 6 ° 56" 41.4 "  E ; CH1903:  561.93 thousand  /  124 120