Welcome to the sisters of Grandchamp!

The community of Grandchamp is a monastic community and brings together sisters from different churches and various countries. Our ecumenical vocation commits us on the path of reconciliation among Christians and within the human family, and to respect the whole of creation.

Three pillars support our life together:

A Life of Prayer

Our prayer, poor as it is, is a participation in the praise of the communion of saints in heaven and on earth, in the very prayer and intercession of Christ.

Life together

…is to live a parable of communion: in joy, simplicity and mercy, as in a dance, always moving towards.


“Come apart and rest awhile…”

Pray in communion with us

Common prayer:
7.15 am – 12.15 pm – 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Thursdays at 6.30 pm and Sundays at 7.30 am

Upcoming events

25 – 26 février
« Entrée dans le carême – en route vers Pâques »
Vivre le mercredi des cendres

25 février
Pas de complies

26 février
Mercredi des cendres
la communauté est en retraite
7h15 eucharistie avec imposition des cendres
19h15 prière du soir avec l'onction d'huile
Pas de complies

7 mars
« La Création, voix de Dieu »
Ateliers bibliques avec Thérèse Glardon :
de 14h30 à 17h30

12 mars
« A toi le jour, à toi aussi la nuit…. »
Journée de retraite à partir du bibliologue

The Community of Grandchamp

Who are we?

Sonnenhof – Haus der Stille

Our house in Gelterkinden

Praise – by day and by night


Coming to Grandchamp

As an individual guest

for a few days of silence with the possibility to be accompanied by one of the sisters

For a retreat

proposed by the community according to the annual program

With a group

who have their own programme and want to live it in the setting offered by the Community

For a time as a Volunteer

to share the community’s life of prayer and work for a time

Or share you time and talents

by helping us with practical needs

Pray and work that God may reign

Throughout your day,
Let the Word of God breathe life into work and rest.
Maintain inner silence in all things
so as to dwell in Christ.
Be filled with the spirit of the beatitudes,
joy, simplicity, mercy.

Sister Minke – The Way of the Cross

Meditations and prayers prepared by sister Minke and presented to Pope John Paul II for the celebration of the Stations of the Cross in the Colloseum, Rome, Italy, on Good Friday, 14 April 1995.