Seelenkonvent
Community ID
 
1334
 
Town
 
Cologne
 
Diocese
 
Cologne
 
Date Founded
 
1230
 
Foundation Information
 

The convent was founded in 1230 by Sela, the wife of the patrician Daniel Jude. It was Germany's first such beguine-convent. The founders of this beguinage asked that the beguines celebrate the anniversaries of their deaths.

 
Social Characteristics
 

During the first half of the thirteenth century, the beguines in this house appear to have been upper-class women, patricians with perhaps some noble women.

 
Assets/Property
 

Donations to this community were encouraged by the letters of indulgence issued by a group of archbishops and bishops and by Archbishop Siegfried of Westerburg.

 
Published Primary Sources
 

The foundation charter of the community was edited by J. J. Merlo in Koelner Domblatt, no. 246 (31 August 1865).

 
Secondary Sources
  
Miscellaneous Information
 

Hadwig, the sister of the founder, Daniel Jude, was a canoness at S. Maria in Capitolio.

 
Admin. Notes
 

needs more research

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Date Started
 
1230
 
Length
 
619