Montreuil-les-Dames
Community ID
 
1574
 
Town
 
Laon
 
Diocese
 
Laon
 
Region
 
6Q
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Date Founded
 
1136
 
Religious Order
 
Cistercian
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

According to Herman of Tournai, this house of Cistercian women was founded by Bishop Bartholomew, as the ninth reform house within his diocese. The first abbess was Guibergis. Herman explicitly refers to the women of this house following Cistercian practices (Were There Twelfth-Century Cistercian Nuns?, pages 845-6).

 
Notable Heads
 

The first abbess was Guibergis.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

Herman of Tournai commented on this house of Cistercian women, remarking on the extraordinary ability of these women to work as hard as the brothers of Clairvaux, not at weaving or sewing, but in the fields (Were There Twelfth-Century Cistercian Nuns?, pages 845-6).

 
Admin. Notes
 

Scan in account from Herman from PL (June)

 
Contributors
 
Bruce L. Venarde
 
Date Started
 
1136
 
Length
 
644