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Description - Monastery

St. Maria Magdalenaklooster (Ter Nonnen/Wittevrouwen) in Nijmegen, Gelderland, NL

MeMO institution ID and name
MeMO institution ID 940
Name (Dutch) St. Maria Magdalenaklooster (Ter Nonnen/Wittevrouwen)
Name (English) St Mary Magdalene's Convent
Patron saint(s)
  • Mary Magdalene
Additional remarks
Location (according to current geography)
Province Gelderland, NL - Netherlands
Settlement Nijmegen
Coordinates 188/429
Diocese before 1559 Cologne
Diocese after 1559 Roermond
Parish Nijmegen
Date of foundation ca.1247
Founder(s) or main benefactor(s) Otto II, Count of Guelders
Religious order
Type of religious order Premonstratensian (Norbertine)
Associated with
Type of institution women
Mother house
Name of the mother house
Phases in the institutional history ca. 1247: Order of the Penitents of St. Mary Magdalene. 1344: Premonstratensian Order (under supervision of the abbot of Mariƫnwaard in Beesd)
Date of transition to secular management
Date of dissolution 1591
Additional remarks
Extant memorial objects and/or texts concerning memoria
Memorial objects
Text carriers
  • Bots, Hans; Kuys, J., Nijmegen: geschiedenis van de oudtste stad van Nederland. II: Middeleeuwen en Nieuwe Tijd (Wormer 2005), 169-170, 505-518

Building history

General date of construction
Church or chapel(s)
Burial ground
Date of consecration
Date of clearance
Extant building remnants None
Additional remarks
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