The Chapel of our Lady from Molsheim

The Chapel of our Lady from Molsheim
The Chapel of our Lady from Molsheim

Soon after the French Revolution, the buildings of the former College were occupied by the senatorial endowment of Marshal François-Christophe Kellermann, duke of Valmy, then by the Petite Sorbonne (1827-1834) founded by Monseigneur Lepappe de Trevern.

A little later, in 1836, the Regular Sisters of Saint Augustine, coming from Dieuze (Moselle), founded a hostel here, the Couvent Notre-Dame.

For more than a century, they devoted themselves to the education of the young girls of the region, till the institute was closed in 1954.

The work of Lorraine architect Vautrin, the Neo-Gothic Chapel of the Sisters (1864-1867) has a cruciform plan and its front and transept are adorned with large rose-windows.

After many years of neglect, the Chapel was reinstated as a place of worship in 1984, thanks to the Association "The friends of Our Lady Chapel".