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Description - Monastery

Weerselo, Benedictinessen in Weerselo, Overijssel, NL

MeMO institution ID and name
MeMO institution ID 484
Name (Dutch) Weerselo, Benedictinessen
Name (English) Weerselo Monastery, Benedictine Nuns
Patron saint(s)
  • Remigius
Additional remarks
Location (according to current geography)
Province Overijssel, NL - Netherlands
Settlement Weerselo
Coordinates 254/486B
Diocese before 1559 Utrecht
Diocese after 1559 Deventer
Parish Weerselo
Date of foundation 1140
Founder(s) or main benefactor(s) Hugo van Buren; supported by the bishop of Utrecht. Abbot Hendrik of St Paul's Abbey (Utrecht).
Religious order
Type of religious order Benedictine
Associated with
Type of institution women
Mother house yes
Name of the mother house St Paul's Abbey (Utrecht)?
Phases in the institutional history 1140: Double monastery of Benedictine monks and nuns. 1235: Benedictine Nuns. Early 16th century: transformation into a secular college.
Date of transition to secular management
Date of dissolution
Additional remarks The inhabitants of the monastery were mostly of noble birth (after 1235).
Extant memorial objects and/or texts concerning memoria
Memorial objects
Text carriers
Type of extant material institution archive/archival material
Storage in one place
Short description of the material Zwolle, HCO: Ridderschap 4.1 (2 records).
Holding institution(s)
Name Historisch Centrum Overijssel (HCO)
Settlement Zwolle, Overijssel, NL
Website
Additional remarks
  • Dingeldein, W.H., Acht eeuwen stift Weerselo, 1150-1950 (Hengelo 1977)
  • Schoengen, M., Monasticon Batavum III: De Benedictijnsche Orden. Benevens de Carmelieten en Jesuieten. (Amsterdam 1942), 130-131
  • Semmler, J., Die Klosterreform von Siegburg. Ihre Ausf├╝hrung und ihr Reformprogramm im 11. und 12. Jahrhundert (Bonn 1959), 107-109
  • Vliet, Kaj van, In kringen van kanunniken. Munsters en kapittels in het bisdom Utrecht 695-1227 (Zutphen 2002), 365, 382-388
Links

Building history

General date of construction
Church or chapel(s)
Burial ground
Location
Date of consecration
Date of clearance
Extant building remnants
Demolition
Additional remarks The church of the monastery now serves a the protestant church.
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