Summary Page: Former House
Circary at the Time: Westfalia
Years of Activity: (1150/53-1170(?), see below)
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Monasticon Praemonstratense (I, 202)
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Approximate modern location: Near Kranenburg, Rhineland
Elm-Number [See below]: 114*
Comments: This cloister was originally founded by patron Count Balderic for the use of the Order of St. Benedict. Later still, it was populated by collegial canons. Around 1153 it passed into the hands of our Order at the direction of Pope Hadrian until about 1170, at which time Emperor Frederick I mandated that it be returned to the status of a collegial diocesan Church. Happily, it remains a Catholic Parish church in this wonderful town close to the Dutch border. Despite the years, and deprivations of war, it contains many of its original characteristics and decorations.
* 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.