Facons
Community ID
 
2869
 
Town
 
Antwerp
 
Diocese
 
Cambrai
 
Congregation
 
Windesheim
 
Notable Members/Residents/Guests
 

After recovering from the plague in 1489, Sister Jacomijne Costers wrote her "Vision and Example," which described her journey through purgatory and hell during her illness. Among Jacomijne's friends was Sister Mechthild van Rieviren (d. 1497), who also wrote about her spiritual experiences and reveleations. (See literary works below). Alijt Bake, a sister and later prioress at Galilee likely came to this community when she was removed as prioress of Galilee by the male leaders of the Windesheim congregation, who disagreed with her mystical and religious writings.

 
Literary Works
 

After recovering from the plague in 1489, Sister Jacomijne Costers wrote her "Vision and Example," which described her journey through purgatory and hell during her illness. As part of this visionary experience, Sister Jacomijne received a program of reform from Christ to institute in her community. Sister Mechthild van Rieviren (d. 1497)also wrote about her spiritual experiences and reveleations.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, MS s.n. 12.827, fols. 14-28r (Sister Jacomijne Costers' "Vision and Example"). Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, MS s.n. 12.827, fols. 45v-57r. (Sister Mechthild van Rieviren's works)