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Remiremont Abbey

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Remiremont Abbey was an abbey that was founded as a house of nuns near Remiremont, Vosges, France. It later became a community of secular canonesses.
It was founded about 620 by Romaric , a lord at the court of Chlothar II, who, having been converted by Saint Ame , a monk of Luxeuil, took the habit at Luxeuil. Together they established a double monastery on Saint-Mont , overlooking the Moselle valley. They followed the Rule of St. Columbanus and practiced the "Laus perennis", the continuous chanting of the Office by alternating choirs. Among the abbots were St Ame, St Romaric, and St Adelphus . Among the abbesses were Sts Mactefelda , Claire and Gébétrude . Around 640, Bishop Arnulf of Metz, progenitor of the Arnulfing and Carolingian dynasty, died near Habendum, and was buried in the monastery until his remains were later translated to Metz Cathedral.


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