Community ID
Alternate Names
Geldern bei Bredevoort
Blessed Virgin Mary
Date Founded
1300-1399 (14th century)
Religious Order
Cistercian; Augustinian since circa 1428
Benedictine; Augustinian since circa 1428
Foundation Information

This community of Cistercian nuns appeared sometime during the fourteenth century. Since circa 1428/1431 the community has existed as Augustinian nuns, following the rule of S. Augustine.

Manuscript Sources

The Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz contains numerous works from this community's library. These include: sermons of John Tauler (1458), #Germ. 2o823 and Germ. 4o1079; the life of S. Francis by Bonaventura (15th c.), #Germ. 2o1169; three psalters (c. 1464), #s Germ. 2o1171-2o1173; "From the Temptations of S. Francis" (15th c.), #Germ. 4o1078; sermons of Joh. Ruusbroec (15th c.), #Germ. 4o1084; a manuscript of Marq. von Lindau (15th c.), owned by "suster Leeuschoen," #Germ. 4o1085; a manuscript of Thomas Aquinas (15th c.), #Germ. 4o1337; two miscellaneous works, #Germ. 4o1100 and Germ. 4o1571; a manuscript of lives of saints (?), #Germ. 8o352; and a manuscript of Rulman Merswin (15th c.), #Germ. 8o353. The University Library in Bonn contains several miscellaneous theological manuscripts from the community, dating from the 15th c., #s S 2052- S 2055, S 2057 and S 2059; and a manuscript of David de Augusta (15th c.), #S 2056.

Manuscripts Produced

The library of this community appears to have included several theological works, tracts of sermons, and lives of the saints. (see manuscript sources)

Admin. Notes

Further research is necessary.

June Mecham
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