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Church of the Jésuites

Monument in Molsheim

Church of the Jésuites - Monument in Molsheim

The Jesuit Church (1615-1617) :

History : The construction of the church was decided November 15, 1614 by Archduke Leopold of Austria. Control Aschaffenburg ( Franconia ). Direction of the work was not carried Isfording Jean, a Jesuit rector of the college of Molsheim. The first stone was laid in February 1615 and purchased the building two years and nine months.

The building : According to historian Hunkler, the Jesuit church is one of the largest and most beautiful in the country. It married tastefully Gothic style and modern architecture.

Interior: After the Strasbourg Cathedral, it happens to be the largest church in Alsace with 61.50 m long, 21.50 m wide and 20 m high in the nave.

Chorus : It is particularly wide ( 19.50 mx 11 m), surelevé four steps and separated from the nave by a supported by four lions majestic arc. The window in the middle represents Saint Odile and three other saints. The original altar, stone was replaced around 1865 by a neo-Gothic altar.

The Silbermann organ : The organ was built in 1781 by Jean André Silbermann. This is one of the last works of the famous organ builder Strasbourg. It is only in Alsace to have a full keyboard echo four octaves.

The Lady Chapel : It occupies the site of the ancient chapel of St. Mary medieval hospital Molsheim.

The Chapel of St. Ignatius : Initially called Chapel of the Cross. At the entrance are beautiful sandstone sculptures representing the four evangelists. Around 1622, she changed her name and took the name of St. Ignatius in honor of the founder of the Jesuit order.

The church is open from early April to October : Monday to Friday from 10h to 12h and from 15h to 17h, Saturday from 9am to 12pm and from 14h to 18h Sundays from 14h to 18h. From late October to late March : Monday to Saturday from 10:30 am to 12 noon and from 14:30 to 16h, Sunday from 14:30 to 16h.

Address1 Rue Notre Dame, Molsheim
Telephone+33 3 88 38 14 69


Jesuit Church, exterior view
Jesuit Church, exterior view
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Jesuit Church, interior view
Jesuit Church, interior view
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Jesuit Church, interior view
Jesuit Church, interior view
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Jesuit Church, St. Michael tower
Jesuit Church, St. Michael tower
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Monday 19 june
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Tuesday 20 june
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