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Wil, Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina

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Wil, Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina, M 1
Paper · 105 ff. · 33 x 22 cm · St. Gall, Dominican Convent of St. Katharina · second half of the 15th century (about 1470)
Psalterium feriatum

This manuscript contains the Psalms, ordered according to the arrangement of the liturgy of the hours, in Latin and each followed by the German translation. It was copied by two woman scribes, nuns in the Dominican Convent of St. Katharina in St. Gall. One hand is probably that of Angela Varnbühler. The binding consists of simple wooden tablets, covered in leather without any ornamentation, which is typical for the first phase of the St. Katharina scriptorium; it constitutes an additional element to attest to the origin of the manuscript. (ber)

Online Since: 04/23/2013

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Wil, Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina, M 32
Paper · 112 ff. · 18.5 x 15 cm · St. Gall · 1543
The Rule and Constitutions of the Augustinian Order

After the city council of St. Gall ended the enclosure of the convent of Dominican sisters at St. Katharina on May 2, 1528 and the convent gradually broke up, only Regula Keller and two sisters remained in its buildings, where they continued to work throughout 1543, copying the Augustinian Rule and Constitutions. The reading of the Rule and the Constitutions was more strongly emphasized in the reformed cloisters, in keeping with the character of their religious observance. (men)

Online Since: 07/31/2009

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Wil, Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina, M 41
Paper · 452 ff. · 21 x 14.5 cm · St. Gall · 1484
Otto von Passau, "The 24 Elders"

This work presents a guide to the Christian life in 24 speeches, each following a particular theme, put together using brief selections from more than 100 authors. In the late Middle Ages this was a favorite text for reading aloud at meals, especially the long and detailed life of Mary attributed to the "12th elder", which combines the story of Christ's Passion with an account of the fate of Mary. (men)

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Wil, Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina, M 42
Paper · III + 294 ff. · 20.5 x 14 cm · St. Gall, Dominican cloister St. Katharinen in St. Gall · probably 1484
Marquardt of Lindau, "Engelberger Predigten", "Fegfeuer des hl. Patricius", anonymous sermons

This manuscript contains a previously unknown copy of the German translation of De reparatione hominis, the principal work of the Franciscan Marquard of Lindau. In addition, it transmits several of the „Engelberger Predigten,“ thus completing the collection contained in Cod. Sang. 1919. It bears mentioning that both of these manuscripts are based on an earlier model, to which also the manuscripts Cod. Sang. 1004 and Wil M 47, which were created 50 years earlier, owe their (complementary) selection of „Engelberger Predigten“. (nem)

Online Since: 10/07/2013

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Wil, Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina, M 47
Paper · 179 ff. · 14 x 11 cm · St. Gall, Benedictine Monastery / Hermitage of St. George · 1432-1436
Jan van Schoonhoven, Johannes Tauler, Henry Suso, "Engelberger Predigten", Interpretations of the Lord’s Prayer, Prayers

This manuscript, written by the Benedictine Friedrich Kölner and meant for the Hermitage of St. George, contains, among others: a translation of the letters of Jan van Schoonhoven, which survive only in this manuscript; a sermon by Tauler (Vetter no. 70); and excerpts from Chapter 49 of the "Vita" by Henry Suso. In addition, it transmits several of the „Engelberger Predigten,“ thus completing the collection contained in Cod. Sang. 1004. It bears mentioning that both of these manuscripts are based on an earlier model, to which also the manuscripts Cod. Sang. 1919 and Wil M 42, which were created 50 years later, owe their (complementary) selection of „Engelberger Predigten.“ In the fold of the twelfth quire (set of sheets), there can be found remnants of a two-columned, rubricated German parchment manuscript from the first half/middle of the 13th century. (nem)

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Wil, Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina, Chronik ("Konventsbuch")
Paper · 187 ff. · 29 x 21.5 cm · St. Gall · ca. 1481/82-1528
Chronicle ("Konventsbuch")

Formerly referred to in the reseach literature as the "Chronic" or "Chronicle", this was in truth the convent record book of the Cloister of St. Katharina in St. Gall (61r:...und sol dis also in des convents buoch gesetz werden...). The content consists of chronologically ordered entries concerning the business transactions of the convent. The manuscript was produced in the course of the reform period, as the convent was converted from private to communal ownership. Thus this convent book served as a record of the transfer of administrative authority of St. Katharina to the convent community itself and made it possible for the sisters to maintain oversight of the goods they had brought with them when they joined the convent. Records concerning building projects, decoration, scriptorium, legal conflicts and donations, entries concerning individual sisters, pastoral staff and employees as well as sporadic entries about the history of the convent were also set down in this manuscript. (rue)

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Wil, Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina, M II
Parchment · 224 ff. · 53 x 39 cm · St. Gall, Dominican Convent of St. Katharina (?) · end of the 15th century
Antiphonary (de tempore, pars hiemalis)

This parchment manuscript written about the end of the 15th century, with musical notation and book decoration, contains the Proprium de tempore (Winter portion, First Sunday of Advent through Good Friday). The text breaks off at the bottom of a page in the Good Friday antiphon, at the end of the third Psalm for Lauds. The antiphonary was held by the St. Gall Dominican convent of St. Katharina, where it may also have been written. The same hand also wrote the convent's manuscript containing the summer portion of the antiphonary (Wil, Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina, M III). (fas)

Online Since: 12/21/2010

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Wil, Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina, M III
Parchment · 219 pp. · 53 x 39 cm · St. Gall, Dominican Convent of St. Katharina (?) · end of the 15th century
Antiphonary (de sanctis, pars aestivalis)

This Antiphonary for the feast days of saints (Proprium de sanctis, Andreas through Dominikus), with the Signature M II, was written by the same hand as the Antiphonary containing the winter portion of the Proprium de Tempore (Wil, Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina, M II). Like M II, this manuscript with musical notation and book decoration was also written about the end of the 15th century, probably at the Dominican convent in St. Gall. (fas)

Online Since: 12/21/2010

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Wil, Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina, M VII
Parchment · 24 ff. · 22 x 15.5 cm · St. Gall, Dominican Convent of St. Katharina · 15th century (1484?)
Processionale

Processionale copied by the Dominican nuns of the Convent of St. Katharina of St. Gall in the second half of the 15th century. The manuscript is written in textualis by the hand of the same nun who copied the Processionale M VIII, perhaps also the Processionale M VI as well as the manuscript which today has the signature Cod. Sang. 1914. It might be the manuscript ij nv́wi procesional, which was mentioned in the Chronicle (now „Konventsbuch“) in 1484 and which, according to the same source, was re-bound in the year 1485. The binding consists of simple wooden tablets, covered in leather without any ornamentation, which is typical for the first phase of the St. Katharina scriptorium; it constitutes an additional element to attest to the origin of the manuscript. (ber)

Online Since: 04/23/2013

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Wil, Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina, M 3
Paper · 208 ff. · 24 x 17 cm · St. Gall · second half of the 15th century
Breviary with Calendar

This breviary from the second half of the 15th century, written by the Dominican nuns Cordula von Schönau and Verena Gnepser of the cloister of St. Katharina in St. Gall, contains a calendar as well as the summer portion of the Proprium de tempore (Easter Sunday through the 25th Sunday afgter the octave of Pentacost), the In dedicatione ecclesiae, the Collectae de sanctis et de communi sanctorum (Tiburtius and Valerian through Dominicus), the Officium commune sanctorum as well as two psalters and a hymnal. In the calendar, which opens the paper manuscript, are some entries in the hand of Verena Gnepser containing the names of relatives. This indicates personal use of this breviary by Verena Gnepser. (fas)

Online Since: 12/21/2010

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Wil, Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina, Schwesternbuch
Paper · 257/266 ff. · 31 x 23.5 cm · St. Gall · about 1480 (?)
The "Book of Sisters"

The title of this manuscript is misleading: it does not mean, as it would in formal research, a collection of short biographies of the sisters of a particular cloister written by close associates in the following generation of sisters. On closer examination, the contents of the St. Gall Book of Sisters has two parts, probably composed at the beginning of the 1480s: Part 1, fols. jr-xxiiijv (pp. 5-14r of the new pagination): digests of the history of the cloister during the years 1229-1488, with references to supporting documents. Part 2, fols. xxvir-xxxvjr: letters exchanged between the Dominican nuns of St. Gall and those of the convent of St. Katherine in Nurnberg; fols. xlviijr-CClvjr are not in letter form (without salutations and formulas of greeting, etc.), but rather are records of Nurnberg usances (financial transactions) edited in report form, grouped by themes; fols. CCLIXr-CCLXIVv: a register. (men)

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Wil, Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina, Urbar
Paper · 99 ff. · 31 x 41.5 cm · St. Gall · middle of the 15th century
Urbarium

Described in fols. Ir-lxxxjv: a catalog of properties, farms and land holdings together with information on their productivity and income generated; after fol. 84 an inserted fascicle contain an index, in a hand from about 1600, with alphabetical locators on to the right-hand edge of the spread. (men)

Online Since: 07/31/2009