Convent of St Agnes, Emmerich

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The Convent of St Agnes, Emmerich, was founded in 1419 as a house of Sisters of the Common Life but by the middle of the fifteenth century it had become a monastic community (Windesheim Congregation).[1] The convent of St Ursula in nearby Niederelten was incorporating into the convent of St Agnes in the seventeenth century.[2] The community appears to have gone out of existence in the early nineteenth century as a result of the secularisation of religious houses.

Shelfmark W2/X-6-11
Paulus Diaconus. Homeliae: seu mauis, sermones siue conciones ad populum, prastantissimorum ecclesiae doctorum, Hieronymi, Augustini, Ambrosij, Gregorij, ... aliorum. Cologne: 1525. (VD16 ZV 12243)
Inscription (16c) on front pastedown: Dyt boeck hefft gegeu[en] de[me] Coue[n]t tho nederelten (?) dye vrom[m]e ind voirsichtige Jonckvrow Stijnken (?) Kispe[n]ninghes (?) voir en Testament.
Inscription (16c) on front pastedown: Ex libris conue[n]t[us] S. Agnetis Embr.
Inscription (16c) on final recto: Liber conuentus Stae Agnetis Embricensis
  1. Anne Winston-Allen, Convent Chronicles: Women Writing About Women and Reform in the Late Middle Ages (2004)
  2. Martina B. Klug, Armut und Arbeit in der Devotio moderna. Studien zum Leben der Schwestern in niederrheinischen Gemeinschaften (2005), p. 122