Casbas Monastery


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The Casbas Monastery, also known as the Monastery of Santa Maria de la Gloria, is located in Casbas de Huesca, a municipality in the province of Huesca, Aragon, Spain. It is a Bien de Interés Cultural (National Monument). The monastery was established by countess Oria (Aurea) de Pallars. Countess Oria had the support of her husband, Arnau Mir, Count of Urgell between 1124 and 1174, and the Bishop of Huesca, Esteve de Sant Martí. Bishop Esteve had previously been the abbot of the Cistercian Monastery of Poblet from 1160 until 1165. The abbess of Casbas had civil and criminal jurisdiction over her lands beginning in 1178. The Benedictine community of women formally came under the auspices of the Cistercian order in 1196, recognized as such by Pope Celestine III.


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