Kaufbeuren
Community ID
 
2333
 
Alternate Names
 
Maierhof
 
Town
 
Kaufbeuren
 
Diocese
 
Augsburg
 
Modern Location
 
Kaufbeuren; governmental district of Schwabia; in the administrative district of Kaufbeuren.
 
Dedication
 
S. Francis
 
Date Founded
 
1261 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1803
 
Religious Order
 
Franciscan
 
Rule
 
Franciscan (S. Clare?)
 
Foundation Information
 

This was a convent of female Franciscans. The founder is unknown.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

The Hauptstaatsarchiv in Munich contains a manuscript of Bonaventura's "Reg. novit." (c. 1498), #Kaufbeuren Franziskanerinnen KL 1; a copy of the rule (c. 1315), #KL8; and another copy of the rule, (c. 1432/46), #KL 9. A manuscript #Cgm 8122 in the Staatsbibliothek in Munich may have belonged to this community as well.

 
Secondary Sources
 

Handschriftenerbe des Deutschen Mittelalters, vol. 1, p. 390. Bavaria Franciscana Antiqua V.
Hist. Staetten, 327.
SINNIGEN, P. Ansgar, Katholische Frauengenossenschaften Deutschlands, 167.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

In 1831 the convent was reestablished.

 
Admin. Notes
 

more research necessary

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Date Started
 
1261
 
Date Finished
 
1803
 
Length
 
806