Name: Zyfflich

Circary at the Time: Westfalia

Years of Activity: (1150/53-1170(?), see below)

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Monasticon Praemonstratense (I, 202)

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Approximate modern location: Near Kranenburg, Rhineland

Elm-Number [See below]: 114*

Comments: This cloister was originally founded by patron Count Balderic for the use of the Order of St. Benedict.  Later still, it was populated by collegial canons.  Around 1153 it passed into the hands of our Order at the direction of Pope Hadrian until about 1170, at which time Emperor Frederick I mandated that it be returned to the status of a collegial diocesan Church.  Happily, it remains a Catholic Parish church in this wonderful town close to the Dutch border.  Despite the years, and deprivations of war, it contains many of its original characteristics and decorations.