Marienstein
Community ID
 
2347
 
Town
 
Eichstätt
 
Diocese
 
Eichstätt
 
Medieval Location
 
Eichstätt
 
Modern Location
 
Eichstätt; in the governmental district of Upper Bavaria; in the administrative district of Eichstätt.
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary (the visitation of Mary); S. John the Evangelist; all Apostles and Evangelists
 
Date Founded
 
1460
 
Date Terminated
 
1804-1807
 
Religious Order
 
Augustinian
 
Rule
 
Augustinian (canonesses)
 
Foundation Information
 

This community of Augustinian canonesses was founded by Walburga Eichhorn, the daughter of a (wealthy) dyer from Eichstätt.

 
Secondary Sources
 

[1]BACKMUND. Chorherren, 102.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

In 1804 the nuns were given pensions and in 1807 the convent was dissolved for all intents and purposes, although final dissolution was not complete until 1832. The convent was sold to private individuals after its final dissolution and largely destroyed. In 1843 the convent church of Marienstein was reopened for religious services.

 
Admin. Notes
 

more research necessary

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Date Started
 
1460
 
Date Finished
 
1804
 
Length
 
803