Heiligen Kreuz (Holy Cross)
Community ID
 
2579
 
Alternate Names
 
Dominikanerinnenkloster
 
Town
 
Regensburg
 
Diocese
 
Regensburg
 
Modern Location
 
Regensburg; in the governmental district of Oberpfalz.
 
Dedication
 
Holy Cross
 
Date Founded
 
1233
 
Date Terminated
 
continues
 
Religious Order
 
Dominican
 
Rule
 
Dominican
 
Foundation Information
 

This convent developed from a community of Beguines. In 1233 it formed into a regular convent, living first according to the rule of S. Dominic established for the reform-convent of S. Sixt in Rome. In 1245 it gained legal admittance to the order of preachers.

 
Other Economic Activities
 

In the eighteenth century the convent had the responsibility of providing an elementary education for girls.

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

Some of the medieval buildings remain today.

 
Secondary Sources
 

Das Wirken der Orden und Klöster in Deutschland SINNIGNEN,P. Ansgar. Katholische Frauengenossenschaften Deutschlands, 67. WILMS, P. Hieronymus. Geschichte der deutschen Dominikanerinnen 1206-1916, 334-338. Hist. Staetten, 570-578.
750 Jahre Dominnikanerinnenkloster Heilig Kreuz Regensberg: Ausstellung im Diözesanmuseum Regensburg, 22 Juli bis 18 September, 1983

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Contributors Notes
 

Only sparse records exist for the early history of this convent. The convent was never dissolved and continues today. http://www.bayern.de/HDBG/ks/ksstart.htm

 
Date Started
 
1233
 
Length
 
935