Church of the Holy Maccabees
Community ID
 
1317
 
Town
 
Cologne
 
Diocese
 
Cologne
 
Date Founded
 
1134-1178
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

According to a charter issued by Archbishop Phillip of heinsberg in 1178, this Benedictine convent had already been established in what was previously a simple chapel. Phillip's charter confirms the transfer of ownership of the chapel from the canons of S. Cunibert to the nuns and grants the nuns archiepiscopal protection. However, the actual origins of this house remain obscure.

 
Social Characteristics
 

The community was a mix of patrician and middle-class women. Of the foureen identified nuns, nine were patrician and five were middle-class.

 
Published Primary Sources
 

[1]Lacomblet, Theodor J., ed. Urkundenbuch fur die Geschichte des Niederrheins. 4 vols. Dusseldorf: J. Wolf, 1840-1858.

 
Secondary Sources
 

[1]NULL
[2]Stein, "Die Machabaeerkirche in Koeln" AHVN 30 (1876), 204.

 
Admin. Notes
 

more research necessary

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Date Started
 
1134
 
Length
 
795