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Description - Monastery

Franciscanen (Oude of Wilde Minderbroeders) in Maastricht, Limburg, NL

MeMO institution ID and name
MeMO institution ID 369
Name (Dutch) Franciscanen (Oude of Wilde Minderbroeders)
Name (English) Convent of Franciscan Friars (Old or Wild Friars Minor)
Patron saint(s)
Additional remarks The nickname 'Old or Wild Friars Minor' refers to the foundation of an Observant Franciscan Convent at Lichtenberg south of Maastricht in 1457.
Location (according to current geography)
Province Limburg, NL - Netherlands
Settlement Maastricht
Coordinates 176/318
Diocese before 1559 Liege
Diocese after 1559 Roermond
Parish Maastricht - Onze Lieve Vrouwe / Sint Nicolaas
Date of foundation 1234
Founder(s) or main benefactor(s) Jean d'Epe (bishop Liege).
Religious order
Type of religious order Franciscan
Associated with
Type of institution men
Mother house
Name of the mother house
Phases in the institutional history
Date of transition to secular management
Date of dissolution 1639
Additional remarks
Extant memorial objects and/or texts concerning memoria
Memorial objects
Text carriers
  • Ramakers, E., Historische Atlas van Maastricht: 2000 jaar aan Maas en Jeker (Amsterdam 2005); nr. 27
  • Rensch, Th.J. van, Parochies in Middeleeuws Maastricht, in: , Munsters in de Maasgouw. Archeologie en Kerkgeschiedenis in Limburg (Maastricht 1986), 139-157; nr. 26
  • Schoengen, M., Monasticon Batavum I: De Franciscaansche orden (Amsterdam 1941), 135-137
  • Ubachs, P.J.H., Tweeduizend jaar Maastricht (Maastricht 1993); nr. 29

Building history

General date of construction <1300
Church or chapel(s)
Name Maastricht, Franciscan Convent
Date of foundation 1234
Date of consecration
Short history of the building stages <1300: The Gothic church dates from the late thirteenth century. <1350: The still extant wing of the monastery buildings was constructed in the early fourteenth century. 1884: Restauration and reconstruction for the purpose of housing the State Archives. 1939-1942, 1995: Restauration.
Additional remarks
Burial ground
Date of consecration
Date of clearance
Extant building remnants
Additional remarks The church currently houses the Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg (RHCL).
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