Summary Page: Current House

Name:  Hamborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, St. John of Hamborn Abbey

Circary: German

Diocese: Diocese of Essen

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Monasticon Praemonstratense: (I, 166)

Elm Number:  101*


Founded in 1136 as a daughter house of Steinfeld. It was suppressed in 1806, and restored as a self-governing priory in 1959 as a daughter house of Windberg Abbey. It was elevated to the status of Abbey July 24, 1994. From the most ancient times, the abbey church has served as a parish church. Pope John XXIII established the parish of Saints John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, and awarded a special title to the pastor -- Propst.

* 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.