Geldern
Community ID
 
2510
 
Alternate Names
 
Geldern bei Bredevoort
 
Diocese
 
Münster
 
Dedication
 
Blessed Virgin Mary
 
Date Founded
 
1300-1399 (14th century)
 
Religious Order
 
Cistercian; Augustinian since circa 1428
 
Rule
 
Benedictine; Augustinian since circa 1428
 
Foundation Information
 

This community of Cistercian nuns appeared sometime during the fourteenth century. Since circa 1428/1431 the community has existed as Augustinian nuns, following the rule of S. Augustine.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

The Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz contains numerous works from this community's library. These include: sermons of John Tauler (1458), #Germ. 2o823 and Germ. 4o1079; the life of S. Francis by Bonaventura (15th c.), #Germ. 2o1169; three psalters (c. 1464), #s Germ. 2o1171-2o1173; "From the Temptations of S. Francis" (15th c.), #Germ. 4o1078; sermons of Joh. Ruusbroec (15th c.), #Germ. 4o1084; a manuscript of Marq. von Lindau (15th c.), owned by "suster Leeuschoen," #Germ. 4o1085; a manuscript of Thomas Aquinas (15th c.), #Germ. 4o1337; two miscellaneous works, #Germ. 4o1100 and Germ. 4o1571; a manuscript of lives of saints (?), #Germ. 8o352; and a manuscript of Rulman Merswin (15th c.), #Germ. 8o353. The University Library in Bonn contains several miscellaneous theological manuscripts from the community, dating from the 15th c., #s S 2052- S 2055, S 2057 and S 2059; and a manuscript of David de Augusta (15th c.), #S 2056.

 
Manuscripts Produced
 

The library of this community appears to have included several theological works, tracts of sermons, and lives of the saints. (see manuscript sources)

 
Admin. Notes
 

Further research is necessary.

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Date Started
 
1300
 
Length
 
1326