Biburg
Community ID
 
2458
 
Town
 
Kelheim
 
Diocese
 
Regensburg
 
Modern Location
 
Kelheim
 
Dedication
 
Blessed Virgin Mary; S. Benedict
 
Date Founded
 
1125-33
 
Date Terminated
 
1278 (female); 1589 (male)
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

This community was established circa 1125/33 as a Benedictine double house. In 1278 the community ceased to include women and existed as a male Benedictine house until 1589.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

The Bibliotheque Royale in Brussels contains a work from the community, #8623-26, Vitae patrum, circa twelfth century. The Szechenyi Nationalbibliothek in Budapest preserves a twelfth-century rituale from the community, #CLMAE 330. The University Library in Munich preserves a Homiliar., circa 1165, #2o15; a Bible, circa 1147, #2o28; a Homil. de communi ss., twelfth century, #2o312; and a copy of Cicero from the eleventh century, #4o528.

 
Secondary Sources
  
Manuscripts Produced
 

The following works belonged to the community during its period as a double house: a Vitae patrum, twelfth century; a twelfth-century Rituale, a Homiliar. written in 1165 by Duringus; a Bible, a Homil. de communi, twelfth century; and a copy of Cicero.

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Contributors Notes
 

Library works from this community dating to the period after the convent ceased to exist as a double house have not been included. More research on this community is necessary.

 
Date Started
 
1125
 
Date Finished
 
1278
 
Length
 
933