Bredelar
Community ID
 
2467
 
Town
 
Bredelar
 
Diocese
 
Paderborn
 
Medieval Location
 
The community was initially established in Bremen.
 
Modern Location
 
Bredelar; in the region of Brilon.
 
Dedication
 
S. Laurentius; later Mary
 
Date Founded
 
1169-1170
 
Date Terminated
 
1196
 
Religious Order
 
Premonstratensian
 
Foundation Information
 

This community of Premonstratensian women was intially established in Bremen in 1169. From 1170-1196 the women adhered to the Premonstratensian order. In 1196 the sisters were transferred to Rumbeck and the community continued in the Cistercian convent of Marienthal from 1196 until its dissolution in 1804.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

Several works from the convent's library are still extant. The Staatsbibliothek Preu├čischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin contains a Prognosticon, circa twelfth-thirteenth century, #Theol. lat. 8o170, a work of Notae et serm., fourteenth century, #Lat. 8o450, and a Flores psalter, circa thirteenth century, #Lat. 8o451. The Humboldt University library in Berlin has two miscellaneous works from the fifteenth century, both sine numero. The Public Library in Boston has a Decretal of Innocent III, circa 1448, from the convent, #13 (G. 401.12), De Ricci 2, 919. The Landesbibliothek in Darmstadt preserves several manuscripts, including four Bibles, # 824, 825, 1993, 1994; a Testam. vet., circa 1200, #826; a Lect. , circa 1320, #846; two Breviaries, #1012 and 1098; a Liber ordinarius, circa fourteenth century, #1107; Hieronymous, eleventh-twelfth century, #1991; Clementinae cum app. John. Anreae, 1470, #2195; In Cant. cant. by Stephen Langton, circa twelfth century, #2484; Office of S. Agatha, circa 1400, #3110. The Meryseyside County Museums in Liverpool possesses the Mayer Collection 12037, which contains works from this community. John Rylands University Library in Manchester contains a work of sermons, #Lat. 379 from the convent. The Bodlien library in Oxford has two works: one by Hugo de s. Victore, circa 1238, #Lat. th.e. 5 (SC30071) and a Breviary, circa 1463/4, #Canon. lit. 286. The Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris contains a calendar from the community, # Nouv. acq. lat.1749, and The Catholic University Library in Washington, DC holds a Leg. ss, written in 1460, #112227, De Ricci 1, 457 Nr. 141.

 
Secondary Sources
  
Manuscripts Produced
 

Several works from the convent's library are still extant. The Staatsbibliothek Preu├čischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin contains a Prognosticon, circa twelfth-thirteenth century, a work of Notae et serm., fourteenth century, and a Flores psalter, circa thirteenth century. The Humboldt University library in Berlin has two miscellaneous works from the fifteenth century, both sine numero. The Public Library in Boston has a Decretal of Innocent III, circa 1448, from the convent. The Landesbibliothek in Darmstadt preserves several manuscripts, including four Bibles, a Testam. vet., circa 1200, a Lect. , circa 1320, two Breviaries, a Liber ordinarius, circa fourteenth century, Hieronymous, eleventh-twelfth century, Clementinae cum app. John. Anreae, 1470, In Cant. cant. by Stephen Langton, circa twelfth century, and an Office of S. Agatha, circa 1400. The Meryseyside County Museums in Liverpool possesses the Mayer Collection 12037, which contains works from this community. John Rylands University Library in Manchester contains a work of sermons from the convent. The Bodlien library in Oxford has two works: one by Hugo de s. Victore, circa 1238, and a Breviary, circa 1463/4. The Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris contains a calendar from the community, and The Catholic University Library in Washington, DC holds a Leg. ss, written in 1460.

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Contributors Notes
  
Date Started
 
1169
 
Date Finished
 
1196
 
Length
 
2132