Marienthal
Community ID
 
1360
 
Alternate Names
 
Vallis beatae mariae virginis, Glindfeld, Neu-Kuestelberg
 
Diocese
 
Cologne, now Paderborn
 
Medieval Location
 
Niesing
 
Modern Location
 
Niesing; in the district of Brilon
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary, S. Laurentius
 
Date Founded
 
1177 or earlier
 
Date Terminated
 
1499 switched to a male crusading order; final dissoulution 1804
 
Religious Order
 
Cistercian
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

The convent was originally founded before 1177 in Kuestelberg and moved to Brilon in 1196. In 1196 the convent merged(?) with the Premonstratensian convent of Bredelar.

 
Literary Works
 

A chronicle from this house is extant.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

Several works from the convent's library are still extant. The Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin contains a Prognosticon, circa twelfth-thirteenth century, #Theol. lat. 8o170, a work of Notae et serm., fourteenth century, #Lat. 8o450, and a Flores psalter, circa thirteenth century, #Lat. 8o451. The Humboldt University library in Berlin has two miscellaneous works from the fifteenth century, both sine numero. The Public Library in Boston has a Decretal of Innocent III, circa 1448, from the convent, #13 (G. 401.12), De Ricci 2, 919. The Landesbibliothek in Darmstadt preserves several manuscripts, including four Bibles, # 824, 825, 1993, 1994; a Testam. vet., circa 1200, #826; a Lect. , circa 1320, #846; two Breviaries, #1012 and 1098; a Liber ordinarius, circa fourteenth century, #1107; Hieronymous, eleventh-twelfth century, #1991; Clementinae cum app. John. Anreae, 1470, #2195; In Cant. cant. by Stephen Langton, circa twelfth century, #2484; Office of S. Agatha, circa 1400, #3110. The Meryseyside County Museums in Liverpool possesses the Mayer Collection 12037, which contains works from this community. John Rylands University Library in Manchester contains a work of sermons, #Lat. 379 from the convent. The Bodlien library in Oxford has two works: one by Hugo de s. Victore, circa 1238, #Lat. th.e. 5 (SC30071) and a Breviary, circa 1463/4, #Canon. lit. 286. The Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris contains a calendar from the community, # Nouv. acq. lat.1749, and The Catholic University Library in Washington, DC holds a Leg. ss, written in 1460, #112227, De Ricci 1, 457 Nr. 141.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

The archives for the community are in the Staatarchiv in Münster.

 
Admin. Notes
 

More research necessary

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Contributors Notes
 

This community may be the same as Bredelar See Bredelar. It is unclear whether the two communties are the same or merged together in 1196.

 
Date Started
 
1177
 
Date Finished
 
1499
 
Length
 
2265