S. Feliu de Cadins
Community ID
 
1249
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Maria de Cadins (after 1492?)
 
Town
 
Cadins (near Cabanes)
 
Diocese
 
Gerona (Girona)
 
Region
 
Catalonia
 
Medieval Location
 
Beside the church of S. Feliu de Cadins, near the town of Cabanes d‚Empordà. In 1492, the community moved to a new location beside the parish church of S. Susanna del Mercadal de Girona.
 
Modern Location
 
Destroyed in 1936, and in 1944, after a short stay in Girona, moved to a new home in Salt. In 1980, moved to beside the parish church of S. Medir, to a location formerly known as S. Gregori, site of an early male benedictine community.
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Date Founded
 
1165 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
still extant
 
Religious Order
 
Cistercian
 
Foundation Information
 

Founded by nuns from the monastery of S. Maria de Valldemaria.

 
Notable Heads
 

1169-79: Ermessenda / 1196: Dolça / 1210: Vulsulina / 1210-44: Dolça / 1251-54: Berenguera de Torroella / 1256-65: Cerdana / 1266-67: Beatriu de Pontós / 1271-75: Ramona de Vilarig / 1279-1300: Ramona de Botenac / 1300-03: Saura de Cartellà / 1304-11: Mabília de Cortsaví / 1312-26: Marquesa de Rocabertí / 1327-40: Geralda d‚Espasens / 1340-59: Garsendis Sarraïna / 1359: Agneta Geralda / 1364-66: Ermessenda / 1369: Sibil.la / 1372-76: Beatriu de Bellpuig / 1378-94: Sibil.la de Vilagut / 1394: Gersendis / 1396: Ramona / 1399: Sibil.la / 1403: Francesca d‚Espasens / 1403-24: Hugueta de Çanadal / 1425-33: Alieta de Biure / 1434: Marquesa de Pau / 1435-41: Geralda de Çanadal / 1446: Garsendis / 1456: Beatriu de Margarit / 1462-67: Eleonor Sarroca / 1467-73: Isabel de Margarit / 1494-98: Mundina d‚Estruç. Zaragoza Pascual continues the list down to 1996.

 
Population Counts
 

In 1674, the community only had 2 nuns; got 3 more sent from S. Maria de Vallbona (or S. Maria de Valldemaria? Check Zaragoza Pascual for verification).

 
Priveleges & Papal Exemptions
 

Papal endorsement by Alexander III (1169)

 
Dependency Of
 

Priory of S. Maria de Valldemaria. Nuns got their own church in 1770.

 
Assets/Property
 

Includes possessions in the plains of Alt Empordà, comprising 27 manses, 40 houses, an olive-oil press and a grain mill.

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

Remains of the original: only the romanesque church: a single nave with rectangular apse (12th-13th c.).

 
Manuscript Sources
  
Miscellaneous Information
 

Had to abandon property in 1794, 1808 and 1936 because of wars.

 
Contributors
 
Marie Kelleher
 
Date Started
 
1165
 
Length
 
1957