Summary Page:  Former House

Name: Churwalden, B.M.V. et St. Michael

Circary at the Time: Suevia

Years of Activity: 1149 - 1807

Gallery: (none)

Map:  Click Here (Source:  © MapQuest


Monasticon Praemonstratense (I, 70)

Approximate modern location: South of Chur and Malix, following the road toward Engadin valley, in rough mountains, Switzerland.

Elm-Number:  297*

Other Comments: A priory, then abbey (initially duplex).  Suppressed and occupied by the Protestants for some time during the 16th century, by 1646 it was again in Catholic hands.  It remained a Premonstratensian house until 1807.  In 1808 it became the site of a Diocesan Seminary.  In 1838 many of the old buildings were demolished.  Today it remains the site of a parish office and church.  See Monasticon Praemonstratense (above) for detail.

* This listing (and the numbers, with a few adjustments after 1995) is based on the map contained in Kaspar Elm's Norbert von Xanten: Adliger, Ordensstifter, Kirchenfürst, Wienand Verlag, Köln, 1984, page 328-329.