Religion Wiki


34,278pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Rolduc is a major Roman Catholic seminary of priestly formation and an affiliated conferencing center in Kerkrade in the Netherlands. The name comes from Rode-le-Duc, an older French name for the neighboring German city of Herzogenrath.

In 1104 Augustinian monks founded an abbey, called Kloosterrade, to the west of a place called Rode, near the river Wurm. Rode became s-Hertogenrode or s-Hertogenrade (Dutch for "the Duke's Rode") after the Duchy of Brabant took control over the region; in French it was called Rolduc or Rode-le-Duc. In 1815, when the Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed (see Vienna Congress), the border was drawn through the town; the eastern part becoming Prussian Herzogenrath and the western part (including the abbey) becoming Kerkrade. The former abbey is now the Rolduc Congress Center in Kerkrade.

External links

Coordinates: 50°52′04″N 6°04′54″E / 50.86778°N 6.08167°E / 50.86778; 6.08167lb:Rolduc li:Rolduc

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki