S. Maria de Jonqueres
Community ID
 
1245
 
Town
 
Sabadell, then Barcelona as of 1293 (orig in the calle Jonqueres, finally in calle Aragon). (though one source says Sant Vicenç de Jonqueres)
 
Diocese
 
Barcelona
 
Region
 
Catalonia
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Date Founded
 
1214
 
Date Terminated
 
Still extant, but as a community of recluses (after 1293?)
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine, then Santiago (miltary order). NB: this is the only feminine community that the latter had in all of Catalonia
 
Rule
 
Benedictine, then Augustinian after 1234
 
Notable Heads
 

Prioresses (perpetual tenure): Maria de Terrassa (1212), Ermessendis de Muridini 91226-47), Jofrena de Terrassa (1247-64), Elissenda de Muridine (1266-74), Saurina de Torra (1274-78), Guillema de Sant Romà (1278-94), Margarida de Togores (1294-1304), Lluïsa de Vallbeig (1304-07), Saura de Jovelló (1307-30), Guillema de Torra (1330-40), Gerarda de Besora (1341-48), Alamanda de Sant Vicenç (1348-69), Sança d‚Olivera (1389-1419), Francesca de Palafolls (1419-29), Serena de Cabanyelles (1429-33), Isabel de Gualbes (1433-47), Violant Gerona (1447-55), Germana Farrer (1455-66), Constança Descrós (1466-68), Agnès Romeu (1468-91), Blanca Pujades (1491-1500). Zaragoza Pascual has a list that runs to the 19th century.

 
Incorporated Communities
  
Relative Wealth
 

Wealthy

 
Assets/Property
 

The countess Gersenda gave them all her possessions in Mallorca in 1234. Also had possessions in the dioceses of Barcelona and Càller.

 
Early Documents
 

AHCT (Arxiu Històric Comarcal de Terrassa), Llibres de Pergamins 3-1, 20v.

 
Architecture & Archaeology
 

The single-nave church, with lateral chapels and a pentagonal apse, was consecrated around 1448. The gothic cloister, like the church, is of two stories, and dates to the 14th century.

 
Manuscript Sources
  
Miscellaneous Information
 

Not to be confused with the male benedictine community of the same name in the diocese of Girona.

 
Contributors
 
Marie Kelleher
 
Date Started
 
1214
 
Length
 
1387