Chelles
Community ID
 
1684
 
Alternate Names
 
Cala; Calensis villa; Kala; Cellae ad Matronam; Calla
 
Town
 
Chelles
 
Diocese
 
Paris
 
Region
 
6T
 
Modern Location
 
Seine-et-Marne
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Date Founded
 
660 (circa)
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

The house owes its origins to Saint Balthild, wife of Clovis II. Earlier foundation by Saint Clothilde in about 540 is apparently legendary.

 
Notable Heads
 

Balthild supposedly sent Bertilla from Jouarre to be abbess: See Vita Bertilae abbatissae Calensis sec. 6

 
Other Ecclesiastical Relations
 

Jouarre, see above re: Bertila.

 
Relative Wealth
 

One of the richest women's houses in France

 
Published Primary Sources
  
Admin. Notes
 

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Contributors
 
Bruce L. Venarde
 
Date Started
 
660
 
Length
 
292