Bocholt (white nuns)
Community ID
 
1299
 
Alternate Names
 
White or great cloister, domus sororum ordinis penitentium beati Francisci, Cloester van sunte Claren kerke to Bocholt; S. Clarenkerke; Graues Kloster
 
Diocese
 
Münster
 
Region
 
Bremen, district Syke
 
Dedication
 
S. Clara
 
Date Founded
 
1300 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1557 (according to Krämer); 1803
 
Religious Order
 
Franciscan tertiaries
 
Foundation Information
 

This is a foundation of Franciscan tertiaries. The community was founded circa 1300 and dissolved, according to Krämer, in 1557. The oldest statutes from the community date to 1313.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

The archives for the community are located in the Archiv auf Schloss Anholt. A psalter perhaps belonging to this community is founded in the Landesbibliothek in Darmstadt, #925.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

Since 1557 the community functioned as a secular, noble women's chapter.

 
Manuscripts Produced
 

A psalter, dated circa 1310, may have belonged to one of the women in this community. (See manuscript sources)

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Contributors Notes
 

More research necessary

 
Date Started
 
1300
 
Date Finished
 
1557
 
Length
 
762