Marienbronn
Community ID
 
2460
 
Alternate Names
 
Fons Beatae Maria Virginis; Billigheim; Pilliken; Bullenkeim; Pellickheim; Burbach
 
Town
 
near Mosbach
 
Diocese
 
W├╝rzburg
 
Modern Location
 
near Mosbach; in the region of Odenwald
 
Dedication
 
Blessed Virgin Mary
 
Date Founded
 
1000 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1584
 
Religious Order
 
Cistercian (from 1238)
 
Rule
 
Benedictine (from 1238)
 
Foundation Information
 

This community was founded circa 1000; it is unclear if the foundation was originally female or a double house. From 1238-1584 the monastery existed as a community of Cistercian nuns.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

The Landesbibliothek in Stuttgart preserves the Necrology from this community, written cira fourteenth century, #Brev. 131. The main library in Stuttgart preserves a martyrology, circa thirteenth-fourteenth century, # I. 64; a collectar. from the thirteenth century, #I. 136; and an Antiphonal, 1344, #XVII. 17, written by Alheidis Quidenbeumen.

 
Secondary Sources
  
Manuscripts Produced
 

The libraries in Stuttgart preserve several works from the convent's library, including a necrology, circa fourteenth century; a martyrology, circa thirteenth-fourteenth century; a collectar. off., thirteenth century; and an
Antiphonal, written in 1334 by Alheidis Quidenbeumen (a nun of the community?).

 
Admin. Notes
 

More research necessary

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Date Started
 
1000
 
Date Finished
 
1584
 
Length
 
785