Hildegard Michaelis (1900-1982) was an artist and well-known for her beautiful fabrics. With great love and craftsmanship she made beautiful works which she sold to churches and dioceses. Even in the Vatican people liked to use her creations.
In 1935 Hildegard decided to found a monastery in Egmond. After years of hard work and fighting for life, the Lioba Monastery was recognized by Rome in 1952.
Our monastery St. Hildegardis in Orselina was founded in 1957 as a study house of the Lioba monastery. Our house is particularly focused on the study of art in which the art of weaving, batik and sculptures is central.
In 1983, after the death of Mother Hildegard, the house continued as an independe
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