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In 1475 the church was built as a monastery for the Dominican monks but a century later, when the Lutheran religion was introduced it was abandoned.
In 1718 during the Counter-Reformation, the Ursuline nuns from Pojon (a Slovak town) arrived in Sibiu; they took over the buildings of the former Dominican monastery and turned them into a church and a girl school. The former gothic church was restored in a baroque style with numerous elements still visible today.
In the communist days the church was nationalised but since 1992 they have been holding Greek-catholic sermons in it.
Did you know...?
The name of “Ursulines” comes from St. Ursula and the order was born during the Counter-Reformation to improve the level of education among believers.
In the 17th century the Jesuit monks from Sibiu spread the catholic faith and developed education for boys and the Ursuline nuns encouraged education for girls.