Boerstel
Community ID
 
1306
 
Alternate Names
 
Borstlo, Vallis rosarum, Rosenthal, Marienburg
 
Diocese
 
Osnabrueck
 
Region
 
Niedersachsen, district Bersenbrueck
 
Medieval Location
 
It was originally founded in Menslage; in 1250 the community moved to Boerstel.
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary
 
Date Founded
 
1244; before 1246
 
Date Terminated
 
continues
 
Religious Order
 
Cistercian
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

The community was founded by the counts Johann and Otto von Oldenburg.

 
Secondary Sources
 

H. Hoogeweg, Stifter und Kloester Niedersachsens, (1908), 9.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

In the sixteenth century the community accepted the Protestant Reformation, and the community was secularized. The community was the only monastery of all the foundations of Osnabrueck which adhered to the Protestant confession while retaining Catholic prebends. In 1811 the community was placd under the rulership of Westfaliae. In 1813 the convent was restored, and as of 1908 it functioned as a women's chapter/ retirement home.

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Contributors Notes
 

needs more research

 
Date Started
 
1244
 
Length
 
822