S. Marienstern
Community ID
 
1437
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary (needs verification)
 
Date Founded
 
1248, October 13
 
Date Terminated
 
still extant
 
Religious Order
 
Cistercian
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

The abbey was founded on October 13, 1248 according to its foundation charter. It was established by nobles from Kamenz from the house of Vesta. In 1264 the convent was incorporated into the Cistercian order (Wienand, 337).

 
Secular Political Affiliations
 

Hardly a hundred years after the abbey's foundation, it suffered from difficulties under the governor (landvogt) of Budissin (Bautzen). King Karl IV had to help the convent out of its distress through an order of protection (Wienand, 337).

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

The medieval structures were burned in 1429.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

The foundation charter is held in the convent's archives.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

The convent suffered damage from the Hussites. The convent was burned by the Hussites in October 1429.

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Date Started
 
1248
 
Length
 
772