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Mauberge Abbey was a Benedictine cloister at Maubeuge, in northern France now close to the border with Belgium. It was founded around 661 by Aldegonde.[1][2] There was a convent there until 1791. The initial foundation was a double monastery (for men and women).

Aldegonde was abbess there until 684. Later Hildoard, bishop of Cambrai, conveyed her relics there.[3] Her immediate successors were her nieces, Aldetrudis being the second abbess[4].

Amalberga of Maubeuge joined Maubeuge later in the seventh century.

Maubeuge was made a royal abbey in 864, under the Treaty of Meersen dividing Lotharingia[5]. In the eleventh century the abbess was a powerful local figure[6].

Abbesses

References

  1. France Guide - Department du Nord : Maubeuge
  2. Suzanne Fonay Wemple, Women in Frankish Society: Marriage and the Cloister, 500 to 900 (1981), p. 162.
  3. in French.
  4. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome
  5. Jo Ann McNamara, Sisters in Arms: Catholic Nuns Through Two Millennia (1996), p. 164.
  6. Gerda Lerner, The Creation of Feminist Consciousness: From the Middle Ages to Eighteen-seventy (1994), p. 25.
  • Isabel Moreira (2000), Dreams, Visions, and Spiritual Authority in Merovingian Gaul, Appendix B, The Earliest Vitae of Aldegund of Maubeuge

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Coordinates: 50°16′38″N 3°58′38″E / 50.27722°N 3.97722°E / 50.27722; 3.97722

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