Ören
Community ID
 
1446
 
Town
 
Trier
 
Diocese
 
Trier
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary
 
Date Founded
 
650
 
Foundation Information
 

According to the "Libellus de rebus Trevirensibus," King Dagobert had three daughers, Regentrud, Irmina and Adela. Irmina, daughter of Dagobert and Nantilde, supposedly founded the convent of Oeren, while Adela founded the convent of Pfalzel. According to a document from 1000, Ören was a free imperial abbey.

 
Notable Heads
 

Circa 750 there is mention of the abbess, Rothild. According to the "Libellus de rebus Trevirensibus," the first abbess of the convent was Modesta (Heyen, 64).

 
Other Ecclesiastical Relations
 

Ören had links to the Benedictine convent of Pfalzel and the Cistercian convent of Machern. A document of Archbishop Egilbert from 1084/85 records that Archbishop Eberhard along with the Countess Adelheid established a precarium which removed two villas, Corricha and Machera, from the convent of Oeren with the promise of a better exchange (Heyen, 45). After the community at Pfalzel changed sex, some of the nuns moved to Ören.

 
Assets/Property
 

A document of Archbishop Egilbert from 1084/85 records that Archbishop Eberhard along with the Countess Adelheid established a precarium which removed two villas, Corricha and Machera, from the convent of Ören with the promise of a better exchange (Heyen, 45). The convent had possessions in Badenborn (west Ittel) and Orenhofen (east Ittel). According to the convent's tradition, these two properties came from Dagobert and Irmina respectively (Heyen, 58).

 
Early Documents
 

The "Libellus de rebus Trevirensibus" has been credited with having been produced at the convent of Ören by three nuns, Ida, Aleith and Claricia, although Heyen believes the document was produced by the canons of St. Paulin. Two documents, a privilege granted by Otto I in 953 and a confirmation by Otto II in 973, also refer to Ören.

 
Admin. Notes
 

More research necessary

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham; Marie Kelleher
 
Date Started
 
650
 
Length
 
1954