Summary Page:  Former House

Name:  Ellen, Holy Cross and St. Thomas of Canterbury

Circary at the Time:  Westphalia

Years of Activity: 1190-1802

Gallery:  None

Map:  Click Here (Source:  © MapQuest


Monasticon Praemonstratense (no citation)

Approximate modern location:  On St. Thomas Straße, in Ellen.

Elm-Number [See below]: None*

Other Comments:   The church of the monastery of Premonstratensian Sisters remains the Catholic Parish church of the town.  In medieval times this was a place of pilgrimage to view relics of the Holy Cross.  

* 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.