Cazis Abbey

Cazis, Switzerland

Cazis monastery was founded at the beginning of the 8th century by the Bishop Viktor II of Chur. In 1156 it was converted to the Augustian rule. In 1526, after the Reformation, the monastery was dissolved.

In 1647 the monastery was rebuilt by Bishop Johann VI as a Dominican interior priory, but in 1768 destroyed by fire. In 1855 a girls' school and in 1955 a housekeeping school was founded.



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Founded: 8th century AD
Category: Religious sites in Switzerland


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Lothar Bickel (9 months ago)
A place of peace and strength to recharge your batteries for everyday life. Wonderful walks in the area and wonderful food then in the monastery. And always take part in the devotions with the sisters throughout the day. This also strengthens for the "world out there" again.
Theres Widmer (9 months ago)
A place where you can find peace and recharge your batteries
Christian Wüst (15 months ago)
I am pleased to be able to give a very positive recommendation for a visit to the monastery for other visitors as well.
Sergey Sergey (2 years ago)
Dominican monastery with an incredible 1,300 years of history. Early Middle Ages and High Middle Ages The monastery was founded around 700 by the Chur bishop Victor II. Kazis is the first convent in Kurratia. Due to their dependence on the bishopric of Chur, "moniales", as they are called in the sources, are more like canons or choral Ilanzer's second letter of 1526 subordinates the administration of monasteries to the secular authorities and prohibits the admission of novices. With this, the monastery life ended, and in 1570, after the death of the last Augustinian, the monastery was closed. At first, Schauenstein lived in a monastery, later in Plant, and in the end it fell into decay and was deserted. The Capuchin priest describes: “The monastery no longer gave the impression of a religious home, but rather a forest for wildlife. The rotten roof collapsed with age. The courtyards of the monastery were filled with stones and rubble, so that at the sight of them came tears. " 17th century: active restoration of the monastery began.
Edi Roller (3 years ago)
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