Kirschgarten
Community ID
 
2559
 
Alternate Names
 
Ortus Ceresorum; Marienthal; Kleinfrankenthal
 
Diocese
 
Worms
 
Modern Location
 
currently within the city limits of Worms
 
Dedication
 
Blessed Virgin Mary
 
Date Founded
 
1226-37 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1430 (circa) for female community; circa 1525/46 final dissolution
 
Religious Order
 
Cistercian
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

Further information about the foundation history of this Cistercian convent is needed. The community existed as a Cistercian female house until circa 1430. From 1443-circa 1525/46 it functioned as a house of Augustinian (male) canons.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

The University Lirbary in Copenhagen contains a manuscript of Ps-Turpin, Gesta Kroli Magna, circa 1496, #Collect. Arne Magnäani Nr. 830 (Nr. 1962), which belonged to this community. The City library in Mainz contains a fifteenth-century Breviary from this house, #II, 299, and a miscellaneous sixteenth-century work, #III, 1. The Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris contains a manuscript of Vinc. Gruner's De off. missae (c. 1432), #Lat. 730; and a copy of the Chronica Windeshem. by Joh. Buschius, (c. 1477), #Lat. 11103, that belonged to this house. The Stadtbibliothek in Trier contains a manuscript of Gerh. de Fracheto (15th c.), #1213/510. The Vatican archives (Bibliotheca Apostolica Vaticana) contain several works from this house: Conr. de Soultua's In psalt. (c. 1442), #Vat. Pal. lat. 117; Bernard of Clairvaux's Sermons (15th c.), #Vat. Pal lat. 305; Henr. de Hassia (15th c.), Vat. Pal. lat. 717; Greg. Turonens. (10-11th c.), #Vat. Pal. lat. 865; Origo regum Franciae (14th c.), #Vat. Pal. lat. 965; and De construct. astrolab. (15th c.), #Vat. Pal. lat. 1373.

 
Secondary Sources
  
Manuscripts Produced
 

Several works from this community's library are still extant. (see manuscript sources)

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Contributors Notes
 

Further research necessary

 
Date Started
 
1226
 
Date Finished
 
1430
 
Length
 
1584