S. Maria Magdalena
Community ID
 
2875
 
Alternate Names
 
Penitents of S. Maria Magdalena, Straßburg
 
Town
 
Straßburg
 
Medieval Location
 
Straßburg
 
Dedication
 
Mary Magdalene
 
Religious Order
 
Penitential order of Mary Magdalene; Dominican
 
Rule
 
S. Augustine
 
Notable Members/Residents/Guests
 

Prioress Susanna Hörwart and Ursel Stingel wrote down the sermons of Johannes Geiler von Kaysersberg and helped see these into print. A letter from Geiler further revealed that Prioress Hörwart edited his sermons to make them appropriate for lay readers. (See literary works below)

 
Other Ecclesiastical Relations
 

Dominican reformers failed in their attempt to reform this community in 1437. The sisters balked at the reform, claiming that they were being made to join another order. The town council became involved, dividing over the issue. Eventually the reformers moved on to a different house.

 
Literary Works
 

The sisters of this community made many of the copies of sermons in the vernacular preached by Johannes Geiler von Kaysersberg. The series published in 1510 as The Souls' Paradise was teken down by Susanna Hörwart and Ursel Stingel from this convent and corrected by Geiler himself. Prioress Hörwart edited one of Geiler's sermons, delivered on December 27, 1498, to make it appropriate for lay readers, as recorded in one of Geiler's letters to the women of this house. Geiler also mentioned that the nuns could distribute his sermon to whomever they wished.