Zellingen
Community ID
 
2413
 
Diocese
 
Würzburg
 
Date Founded
 
800 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
900 (circa)
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine (needs verification)
 
Foundation Information
 

This convent is mentioned in 837 when Benedictines from Fulda brought relics to the community from Rome. The nuns met the Benedictines, carrying a cross and candles, and led them into their church. The account records that a sick maid of the Abbess Mathilde was cured after venerating the relics (Link, 574).

 
First Members
 

Abbess Mathilde

 
Dependent Communities
 

Perhaps S. Afra of Würzburg, which is later recorded as being tithed for the building expenses of the parish church.

 
Dependency Of
 

The convent was likely a dependency of Fulda.

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

The convent supposedly stood next to the present parish church.

 
Relics
 

The convent reportedly received relics from Rome and became a pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages (Link, 574).

 
Secondary Sources
  
Admin. Notes
 

Further research necessary

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Contributors Notes
 

Little information on this community exists. Link also speculates that mention of Zellingen may refer to the convent of Karlsburg

 
Date Started
 
800
 
Date Finished
 
900
 
Length
 
865