S. Mauritius
Community ID
 
1314
 
Town
 
Cologne
 
Diocese
 
Cologne
 
Date Founded
 
1141-1144 (circa)
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

In 1141, the patrician Hermann and his wife, Ida, constructed a church dedicated to S. Mauritius on property belonging to S. Pantaleon. Hermann claimed that this was done with the approval of the abbot of S. Pantaleon; the abbot claimed otherwise. The controversy was referred in 1144 to Archbishop Arnold I who transferred a group of nuns from the Benedictine nunnery of Rolandswerth to S. Mauritius and placed them in possession of the church. It is unkown whether the founders had intended to establish a convent, but they did remain benefactors of the community and were generally regarded as the founders.

 
First Members
 

Benedictine nuns from the nunnery of Rolandswerth.

 
Incorporated Communities
 

Certain nuns from Rolandswerth.

 
Dependency Of
 

The nuns were placed under the spiritual supervision of the abbot of S. Pantaleon, but were independent in temporal matters.

 
Patrons/Benefactors
 

Hermann and his wife, Ida, continued to be benefactors of the community after its establishment.

 
Social Characteristics
 

The convent was a mixture of patrician and middle-class nuns. Of the identified nuns, fifteen were patrician, eight were middle-class.

 
Published Primary Sources
 

Stadtarchiv St. Mauritius Urkunden I and II, printed by Lacomblet, Theodor J. Urkundenbuch 1. Urkundenbuch fuer die Geschichte des Niederrheins. 4 vols. ( J. Wolf: Dusseldorf, 1840-1858.)

 
Secondary Sources
 

[1]NULL
[2]Arntz, Ludwig, Heinrich Neu and Hans Vogts. Die Kunstdenkmaler der Stadt Koeln, vol 2, part 3: Die ehemaligne Kirchen, Kloster, Hopitaler und Schulbauten der Stadt Koeln, in Die Kunstdekmaler der Rheinproviz, vol 7 (L. Schwann: Dusseldorf, 1937).

 
Admin. Notes
 

link to S. Pantaleon, MIA 2/5/99

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Contributors Notes
 

This is a patrician foundation. Needs more research

 
Date Started
 
1141
 
Length
 
1521