Admont
Community ID
 
2777
 
Alternate Names
 
Adamunda, Adamundi, Adamunton, Ademundi, Admontens
 
Town
 
Admont
 
Diocese
 
Salzburg
 
Medieval Location
 
on the river Enns, about fifty miles south of Linz
 
Corporate Status
 
Double monastery
 
Dedication
 
S. Blasius, Virgin Mary
 
Date Founded
 
1074
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Congregation
 
St. Georgen
 
Foundation Information
 

St. Hemma, Countess of Friesach and Zeltschach, founded community after entering convent at Gurk, leaving lands for the building of a monastery near the salt works of Hall. Foundation, however, was not begun until 1072, more than a quarter of a century after the Saint's death. Abbey church was consecrated by Gebhard von Helfenstein, Archbishop of Salzburg, in honour of St. Blasius in 1074. Gebhard also brought twelve monks from Salzburg to start community. In the following century, a school and convent for women were added.

 
Notable Heads
 

Abbot Wolfhold founded a convent for the education of girls of noble families; Gottfried of Venningen educated thirteen monks later chosen abbots of other monasteries. Abbot Henry VII (1275-97) began restoration work on the community, Engelbert (1297-1331)completed the restoration.

 
Early Documents
  
State Of Medieval Structure
 

Church and convent burned in 1865, rebuilt.

 
Published Primary Sources
  
Secondary Sources
 

Die Propstei Elsendorf und die Beziehungen des Klosters Admont zu Bayern
Geschichte des Benediktiner-Stiftes Admont
Artikel über Admont
Das ehemalige Nonnenkloster O.S.B. zu Admont
Répertoire des sources historiques du moyen âge pt. 2, s. v. H.M. BROCK
Regilind aus Admont, Äbtissin von Bergen und Hohenburg: Reformerin – Lehrerin - Dichterin
Checklist of manuscripts microfilmed for the Monastic Manuscript Microfilm Library, Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota
Necrologium Admuntense
Vita Geberhardi, Thiemonis, Chunradi, Eberhardi, Chunradi II Archiepiscoporum cum chronico Admuntensi
Vita, ut videtur, cuiusdam Magistrae Monalium Admuntensium in Styria saeculo XII
Catalogus codicum manu scriptorum Admontensis
Admont und die monastiche Reform des 12. Jahrhunderts
Listening for the Voices of Admont's Twelfth-Century Women
Who Wrote the Admont Sermon Corpus - Gottfried the Abbot, his Brother Irimbert, or the Nuns
Die Überlieferung der Schriften Gottfrieds und Irimberts von Admont mit einem Lebensabriß Irimberts
Irimbert von Admont
Die Illustrationen im Admonter Nonnenbrevier von 1180: Marienkrönung und Nonnenfrömmigkeit: die Rolle der Brevierillustration in der Entwicklung von Bildthemen im 12. Jahrhundert
Zur Lokalisierung des St. Trudperter Hohenliedes im Frauenkloster Admont
Women as Scribes: Book Production and Monastic Reform in Twelfth-Century Bavaria
Klausur zwischen realen Begrenzungen und spirituellen Entwürfen. Handlungsspielräume und Identifikationsmodelle der Admonter Nonnen im 12. Jahrhundert
Manuscripts and monastic culture : reform and renewal in twelfth-century Germany
Christ´s Educated Brides. Literacy, spirituality and gender in 12th-century Admont

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

The associated nunnery ceased to exist during the Reformation.

 
Contributors
 
Alison Beach
 
Contributors Notes
 

Chevalier Topo-bibliographique needs to be ordered to find specific article/entry within it. Info seems to have come from the bottom of the Catholic Encyclopaedia entry. - C.F.