Religious orders that have played an important part in the history of Prague

Many religious orders have had an important role to play in the past in shaping the architecture and history of Prague. Most of them are now renewing their activity after a forced absence of several decades.
We will help to make you more familiar with this interesting process, based on the example of several of these orders. We will tell you about their history and in some cases show you where they are based in Prague.

  • Discalced Carmelites (OCD)
  • Carmelites (O. Carm.)
  • Discalced Carmelite nuns (OCD)
  • Franciscans – Order of Friars Minor (OFM)
  • Capuchins – Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (OFM Cap.)
  • Conventuals – Order of Friars Minor Conventual (OFM Conv.)
  • Dominicans – Order of Preachers – Dominican Order (OP)
  • Jesuits – Society of Jesus (SJ)
  • Premonstratensians – Norbertines – Canons Regular of Prémontré (O. Praem.)
  • Benedictines – Order of Saint Benedict (OSB)
  • Augustinians – Augustinian Order (OSA)
  • Knights of the Cross with the Red Star (O. Crucig.)
  • Sisters of Saint Charles Borromeo (SCB)
  • Ursulines – Ursuline Sisters (OSU)
  • Knights of Malta (O. Melit.)