Home monastery

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A house monastery (also called an own monastery ) is a monastery that has a special relationship with a noble family .

Often, but not always, the later house monastery was founded by the corresponding noble family. In any case, this family provided the monastery with property, financial aid or other foundations to equip it . Thereby she secured the possibility of the burial place as well as the memoria for the family members buried there. Often in chronicles of such monasteries the merits, but also the history of the donor families in general, were recorded.

Some examples of house monasteries: