Derneburg
Community ID
 
2471
 
Alternate Names
 
Castrum beatae Mariae
 
Town
 
Hildesheim
 
Diocese
 
Hildesheim
 
Dedication
 
S. Andrew
 
Date Founded
 
1143
 
Date Terminated
 
1651
 
Religious Order
 
Augustinian until 1443; Cistercian until 1651
 
Rule
 
Augustinian (?); Benedictine until 1651
 
Foundation Information
 

This community was founded in 1143 for Augustinian women. It remained as such until 1443 at which time it became a community of Cistercian nuns. The Cistercian community lasted until 1651.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

The Stadtbibliothek in Braunschweig possesses an Orat. from the community, dating to the fourteenth century, #171. The Stadtmuseum in Hildesheim possesses a Breviary from the community in Latin in Niederdeutsch, dating from the fourteenth century, #384. The Bodlien library in Oxford possesses a manuscript from the community, #Lat. th.e. 3 (SC 29807). A Martyrology and necrology held in the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenb├╝ttel, dating from the twelft -fourteenth century may have belonged to this house, #Helmst. 523 (570). Supposedly a liber precum belonging to Sister Fike existed but it whereabouts remain unknown.

 
Secondary Sources
  
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Contributors Notes
 

Further research is necessary

 
Date Started
 
1143
 
Date Finished
 
1651
 
Length
 
1022