Convent of Mary Magdalene
Community ID
 
2479
 
Alternate Names
 
Einbeck an der Ilme; Maria-Magdalenenkloster
 
Town
 
Einbeck
 
Diocese
 
Mainz
 
Modern Location
 
Einbeck
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary Magdalene
 
Date Founded
 
1307
 
Date Terminated
 
1537
 
Religious Order
 
Penitential Order of S. Mary Magdalene
 
Rule
 
Rule of S. Augustine
 
Foundation Information
 

Definite references to the foundation of this community of women of the Penitential Order of Mary Magdalene, or Reurinnen in German, are not extant. It was supposedly founded circa 1307/8 before the Benser Gate and inhabited by women from Hildesheim. By 1318, the community was relocated within the city of Einbeck (Hoogeweg, 32).

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

No remnants of the medieval buildings exist.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

The Parish archive of the church of St. Marien in the New city (St. marien in der Neustadt)in Einbeck possesses a Breviary from the community, dating from the fifteenth century, #5.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

The community accepted the Lutheran Reformation circa 1537 but continued to exist for a while longer. The conventual possessions, however, were purchased by the city council in 1570. The conventual buildings were later demolished and replaced with a parish dwelling and school (Hoogeweg, 320)

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Date Started
 
1307
 
Date Finished
 
1537
 
Length
 
1058