Edelstetten
Community ID
 
2386
 
Town
 
Neuburg on the Kammel
 
Diocese
 
Augsburg
 
Modern Location
 
Neuburg on the Kammel; in the governmental district of Schwabia; in the administrative district of Guenzburg.
 
Dedication
 
S. John the Baptist and S. John the Evangelist; S. Paul
 
Date Founded
 
1126
 
Date Terminated
 
1803
 
Religious Order
 
Augustinian (needs verification)
 
Rule
 
Augustinian (needs verification)
 
Foundation Information
 

The founder of this community of Augustinian canonesses is unknown.

 
Notable Members/Residents/Guests
 

Mechtild of Edelstetten (d. 1160). Mechtild was a Bavarian, a daugter of the count and countess of Andechs. She was originally given to the double monastery of Diessen at five years old. She later became a nun and abbess there. When she was 28 years old, she was asked to reform the convent of Edelstetten, which she did after some initial resistance. She was known for her ability to miraculously heal and her ecstacies, which appear to have won the reluctant women of this community over to her reform. She had a premonition of her own death and returned to Diessen, where she died at the age of 35.

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

All the buildings are still extant. The church functions as a parish church today.

 
Secondary Sources
 

[1]BACKMUND. Chorherren, 77-80.
Die Kollegiat- und Kanonissenstifte in Bayern

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

In 1803 the convent came into the possession of Prince Ligne as compensation for the county of Fagnolles in Hennegau. In 1805 Prince Esterhazy acquired the property.

 
Admin. Notes
 

more research necessary

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Date Started
 
1126
 
Date Finished
 
1803
 
Length
 
703