Monastery of Maria Engelport

The monastery of Maria Engelport (Kloster Maria Engelport) is located on the edge of the Hunsrück in the Flaumbach Valley near Treis-Karden, Germany. 

We made here a briefly stop while traveling by car around these parts of Germany, it was overcast day, I was not in the mood for photography, just made some quick shots.

Kloster Maria Engelport

Kloster Maria Engelport

The following written is a rough translation from German using automatic Google translate:

The monastery was founded around 1220 by the knight Emelrich of Monreal and settled by Cistercians from the monastery Kumbd. Due to lack of economic support from the founding family, the monastery was soon abandoned. A second foundation was made in 1262 by Philipp von Wildenburg and his wife Irmgard von Braunshorn . The couple settled the new foundation with three of their daughters and other Dominicans from a Ardennes monastery. They changed to the Premonstratensian Order on August 28, 1272, and on October 2, 1275, were placed under the supervision of the abbot of Kloster Sayn . From there, with a brief exception (1617-1672, the Prior from Rommersdorf), there was always a prior and, in addition, a chaplain in Engelport.

Kloster Maria Engelport

Kloster Maria Engelport

The monastery became a training center for brothers' missionaries in the German colony of German South-West Africa ( Namibia ). After the First World War , it served, among other things, the Novitiate for the German Province of the Order Community until the 1960s. Well-known oblates, such as the patriots Friedrich Lorenz and Engelbert Rehling , persecuted by the National Socialists, or Bishop Rudolf Maria Koppmann , the long-standing Apostolic Vicar of Windhoek, were introduced into the Order.

Kloster Maria Engelport

Kloster Maria Engelport

Germany
Coordinates: 50.125247 7.278492
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