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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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.