Neuenheerse
Community ID
 
1421
 
Town
 
Warburg
 
Diocese
 
Paderborn
 
Medieval Location
 
south-east from Paderborn in Warburg.
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary, S. Saturnina
 
Date Founded
 
868 or earlier
 
Date Terminated
 
1811
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

According to Hauck, the convent was an espicopal foundation made by Liuthard of Paderborn (Hauck, 553). The foundation of this convent was confirmed by the council of Worms (synod of Worms) in 868. The foundation is recorded in the acts of the council of Worms and in documents from Louis the German and Karl III. At the instigation of Bishop Bisos of Paderborn Neuenheerse received a confirmation of its possessions from Pope Stephan V. The original document still exists. The convent was placed within the protectorate of the diocese of Paderborn (Heineken, 46-7).

 
First Members
 

One of the first members of Neuenheerse was Waldburg, recorded as being "in sanctimoniali proposito permanens" (Heineken, 98).

 
Other Ecclesiastical Relations
 

Neuenheerse paid a tithe to the episcopal church in return for episcopal protection of the convent's properties (Heineken, 60).

 
Secular Political Affiliations
 

The convent was placed within the protectorate of the diocese of Paderborn. The episcopal church continued to have influence in the sisters' choice of an abbess.

 
Early Documents
 

A letter from Rimbert to a nun in Neuenheerse exists; however, it is valuable more for its existence than for its contents.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

The archives for this community are located in the Staatarchiv in Münster.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

At Neuenheerse the exercise of jurisdiction never lay in the hands of the abbess. Provosts exercised the jurisdictional authority. The king chose the provost for Neuenheerse. On November 29, 1803 the convent was transformed into a home for needy noblewomen.

 
Admin. Notes
 

More research necessary

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Date Started
 
868
 
Date Finished
 
1811
 
Length
 
1592