Summary Page:  Former House

Name: Cappel, B.M.V. and St. Andrew

Circary at the Time:  Westfalia

Years of Activity:  ?(1130) - 1795

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Map:  Click Here (Source:  © MapQuest

Monasticon Praemonstratense (I, 171)


Approximate modern location:  Near Lippstadt.  

Elm-Number [See below]:  None

Other Comments:  Originally a Benedictine convent from the early 12th century, and from the mid 12th century a foundation of our Order (ca. 1140), with some nuns coming from Stoppenberg.  Administered from Knechtsteden.  After the protestant revolution, Cappel became a prominent hermitage for Lutheran women.  Today, the Abbey Church is a protestant church.  

* 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.