House monastery

A house monastery, family monastery or dynastic monastery (German: Hauskloster) is a monastery that has a particular relationship with a noble family.

Often, but not always, what subsequently became the house monastery was founded by the noble family in question. In each case, the family would grant the monastery estates, provide financial support or make other bequests. In doing so they also ensured that family members might be buried and commemorated there. Frequently the chronicles of the abbey would record the donations of the family, but also their histories in general.

Examples of house monasteries include:

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