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Chronicle of the Ribnitz Monastery

In 1323 Prince Henry the Lion (Henry II of Mecklenburg) founded a monastery for the Order of Poor Clares, which, as its founder and regulator, especially venerates Saint Clare of Assisi (1193-1253). It remained the only monastery of this order in Mecklenburg. Rich in land, it quickly developed into an important convent. At its head was mostly a daughter from the Mecklenburg royal house. A monastery chronicle written in Low German tells the story of the monastery in detail. The writings made by the former Franciscan monk and master reader of the nuns, Lambrecht Slaggert from Stralsund between 1522 and 1533 are a unique testimony to Northern European monastery history.

Chronicle of the Ribnitz Monastery
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