Summary Page: Former House
Name: Accon / Akkon, St. Samuel
Circary at the Time: Gracia et Hierosolymitana (Greece and the Kingdom of Jerusalem)
Years of Activity: 1187/1191 - 1291
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Monasticon Praemonstratense (I, 400)
Approximate modern location: Israel, city of Acre (nothing remains).
Elm-Number [See below]: None.*
Other Comments: This monastery housed confreres who fled St. Habakuk (1187) and St. Samuel (1244) after these latter were overrun by resurgent Muslim forces. Accon (Acre) itself fell to these forces under the command of Saladin in 1291, at which time both Abbot Egidius and 26 fellow Premonstratensian religious were martyred.
* This listing (and the numbers, with a few adjustments after 1995) is based on the map contained in Kaspar Elm's Norbert von Xanten: Adliger, Ordensstifter, Kirchenfürst, Wienand Verlag, Köln, 1984, page 328-329.