Bonrepos
Community ID
 
1237
 
Town
 
La Morera del Monsant
 
Diocese
 
Tarragona
 
Region
 
Catalonia
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Date Founded
 
1210
 
Date Terminated
 
1452
 
Religious Order
 
Cistercian
 
Foundation Information
 

Founded by the nuns of S. Maria de Montsant, in a location inhabited by hermits since 1170.

 
Notable Heads
 

First abbess was Anglesa Balb.

 
Population Counts
 

initially 12, 33 by 1245, down to 8 in 1452.

 
Incorporated By
 

S. Maria de Vallbona. The population and possessions of the monastery had been sorely depleted by the black death and by war, and the 8 remaining nuns were sent to Vallbona, while the community‚s possessions (including the old cloister) were incorporated by Santes Creus by order of Pope Nicholas V (1453).

 
Dependency Of
  
Patrons/Benefactors
 

Favored by nobles of the region.

 
Social Characteristics
 

Daughters of the Catalan nobility. Margarida de Prades, widow of King Martin I (of Aragon), was a member of the community.

 
Relative Wealth
 

Prosperous.

 
Contributors
 
Marie Kelleher
 
Date Started
 
1210
 
Date Finished
 
1452
 
Length
 
999