Metz (S. Glossinde)
Community ID
 
2235
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Glossinde a Tréves; S. Glodesind in Metz; S. Glodesind-Metz
 
Town
 
Metz
 
Diocese
 
Metz or Trier
 
Region
 
6K
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Date Founded
 
660 (circa). Refounded: 945.
 
Foundation Information
 

Founded by first abbess, Saint Glossinde. In 875 it received possessions which had been stolen from the convent back from Louis the German (Ludwig der Deutsche). The king confirmed property which the bishop had alienated to him upon the nuns of the convent in Metz as long as the bishopric remained in his power (Heineken, 75). Tenth-century restoration by Abbess Himiltrube, niece of Bishop Adalberon of Metz, a patron of women's monasticism

 
Notable Heads
 

Teutberga/Theutberge, daughter of Boso, Count of Arles. She was consort of Lothar II. Lothar II attempted to divorce her on the grounds that she had committed incest with her brother Hubert (Abbot of St. Maurice), but she succesfully underwent trial by water to disprove this.

 
Contributors
 
Bruce L. Venarde; June Mechum
 
Date Started
 
660
 
Length
 
263