In the 18 th century the owner of Castle Wittem had built a chapel and a monastery.The pastoral care was at first entrusted to Capuchin fathers, later to the Redemptorists. Klooster Wittem has national reputation for St. Gerard Majella, who has developed into a counselor for many people, he - often miraculously - offered assistance and help. Each year more than 150,000 people visit this pilgrimage. Formerly mostly in large groups, now mainly individual and less focused on St. Gerard Majella. Klooster Wittem developed in recent years into a place for reflection and inspiration. The Monastery Library plays an important role for musical performances, lectures and exhibitions. With a baroque monastery church and chapels, where daily services are held, a monastery garden, the monumental cloister convent library and bookstore, 'Wittem' is well equipped for a wide range of activities, from lectures to liturgy and pilgrimages to exhibitions and concerts.