S. Magdalena
Community ID
 
2583
 
Town
 
Nürnberg (Nuremberg)
 
Diocese
 
Bamberg
 
Modern Location
 
Nürnberg; in the governmental district of Mittelfranken; in the administrative district of Nürnberg.
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary Magdalene
 
Date Founded
 
1240
 
Date Terminated
 
1279 (female)
 
Religious Order
 
Penitential Order of S. Mary Magdalene (until 1279); Poor Claresn (after 1279)
 
Rule
 
Rule of S. Augustine; Rule of S. Clare
 
Foundation Information
 

The convent is first mentioned in 1240 as a convent for the order of S. Mary Magdalen, a popular German order for reformed prostitutes, until 1279. Circa 1270 the cloister buildings were rebuilt with the help of the Nürnberg patrician family, the Ebners. In 1279 the convent joined the order of S. Clare.

 
Secondary Sources
 

BACKMUND, Kleinere Orden, p. 74; Hist. Staetten, p. 500-511.

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Date Started
 
1240
 
Date Finished
 
1279
 
Length
 
655