Nonenque
Community ID
 
1898
 
Alternate Names
 
El Nonenca, Elnonenca
 
Town
 
Roquaubel
 
Diocese
 
Rodez
 
Region
 
6L
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Dedication
 
Virgin Mary
 
Date Founded
 
1130-1139 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1789
 
Religious Order
 
Cistercian
 
Foundation Information
 

Saurina; Founders Geraud, abbot of Silvanes, on land given a few years earlier by Deodatus and Raymondus of Montagnat. According to Constance Berman, this house was founded earlier, during the 1130s or earlier(Berman, 831). The house was later attached to Cîteaux along with the congregation of Mazan.

 
Dependency Of
 

Bellecombe; later the monks of Silvanès took control of the house, breaking its earlier link to another women's house, and eventually making it a dependent satellite (Berman, 831).

 
Manuscript Sources
  
Miscellaneous Information
 

Rousillon would have been Catalan, rather than French, at the time of this community's foundation. Perhaps in response to their house's forced dependence on Silvanès, the abbesses of Nonenque eventually tried but failed to secede from the Cistercian order altogether (Berman, 831).

 
Contributors
 
Bruce L. Venarde
 
Date Started
 
1130
 
Date Finished
 
1789
 
Length
 
964