Nyoiseau
Community ID
 
1904
 
Alternate Names
 
Nius Avis, Nidi Oselli, Nioselli
 
Town
 
Nyoiseau
 
Diocese
 
Angers
 
Region
 
6P
 
Medieval Location
 
Near the river Oudon, forest of Nyoiseau
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Date Founded
 
1109, April 18
 
Date Terminated
 
1792
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

A hermit named Salomon, who was a disciple of Robert of Arbrissel, convinced Gautier de Nyoiseau to give the land and established a women's monastery after Robert's model. Because Rainaud de Martigne, bishop of Angers, was then on a trip to Rome, Marbode, the bishop of Rennes, stood in to confirm the donation. Rainaud consecrated the church altar after he returned from Rome that same year.

 
Architecture & Archaeology
 

The twelfth-century building no longer exists: it was replaced in the 17th century by a building which was itself extensively pillaged by locals after the French Revolution.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

Very few. Those that are extant are in Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale, Collection Touraine et Anjou, vol. 5.

 
Contributors
 
Belle Tuten, Bruce L. Venarde
 
Date Started
 
1109
 
Date Finished
 
1792
 
Length
 
728