Ancient See of Borglum

Ancient See of Borglum
Ancient See of Borglum
    Ancient See of Börglum
     Catholic_Encyclopedia Ancient See of Börglum
    The ancient See of Börglum, in Denmark, embraced the ancient districts of Vendsyssel and Thy, that is, the whole of the extreme north of Jutland beyond the Limfjord. The see was first at Vestervig, the diocese having been formed out of that of Viborg, which then included the whole of Jutland, on the death of Bishop Val in 1059. Magnus, first Bishop of Vestervig, was drowned in the Elbe about 1060, when returning home after his consecration by Adalbert I, Archbishop of Hamburg. Albrik, Dean of Bremen, was the second bishop (1066-85). Vestervig was the residence of St. Thoger, a missionary from Thuringia and chaplain to St. Olaf. After that king's death in 1030 Thoger retired to Vestervig, where he built a church of thatch and wattle, and preached Christianity to the inhabitants of the surrounding district. He died on 24 June, 1067, and was canonized in spite of the opposition of King Svend Estridsen and Bishop Albrik. Eventually St. Thoger became the patron saint of the diocese. Albrik's successor, Bishop Henry, was chaplain to King St. Canute, and was with him during his stay in Vendsyssel in June, 1086. Bishop Sylvester (1134-36) transferred the see to the Premonstratensian Abbey of Börglum. It became the cathedral of the new diocese, and its canons formed the diocesan chapter with power to elect the bishop. The last two bishops led very inconsistent lives. Their names were Niels Stygge (Rosenkrantz) and his nephew, Stygge Krumpen. Niels Stygge (b. 1455) was Bishop of Börglum from 1486-1533. Stygge Krumpen became coadjutor bishop in 1519, and diocesan bishop in 1533. He made some efforts to stay the progress of Protestantism, but he was imprisoned from 1536 to 1542. He was then endowed with the property of the nunnery of Asmild near Viborg, though obliged to maintain the nuns; he died there in 1551. In the territory of the former diocese of Börglum there are fine old churches at Vestervig and Börglum, the former dating from the beginning of the twelfth century. Besides the Abbey of Börglum (founded 1128) the diocese contained the following Benedictine nunneries: Vreilef (1268-1554), Hundslund (1268-1536), and Oekloster (1160-1542). There were also the Abbey of Vestervig (Augustinian canons), which lasted from 1110 to 1526, the Commandery of the Knights of St. John at Dueholm (1351-1539), and the Carmelite Priory at Saeby (Maristed), which lasted from about 1460 to 1536.
    JORGENSEN, Den nordiske Kirkes Grundlaeggelse, II (Copenhagen, 1878); NIELSEN, Kirke-leksikon for Norden, I (Aarhus, 1900), 438-39; DAUGAARD, Danske Klostre (Copenhagen, 1830); TRAP, Danmark, IV (Copenhagen, 1902); Scriptores rerum Danicarum, VI (Copenhagen, 1786), 545-51; Aarboger for nordisk Oldkyndighed, XI (Copenhagen, 1876), 1-55; BRICKA, Dansk biografisk Leksikon (Copenhagen, 1887- 1905), IX, 555-57, XIV, 276, 277; GERTZ, Vitae sanctorum danorum, pt. I (Copenhagen, 1900), 1-26.
    Transcribed by Herman F. Holbrook Pater noster, qui es in coelis, adveniat regnum tuum.

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.

Catholic encyclopedia.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ancient See of Børglum — Børglum Abbey, featured on the coat of arms of the former Børglum Herred The ancient bishopric of Børglum, sometimes also known as the bishopric of Vendsyssel, seated latterly at Børglum in Denmark, comprised the ancient districts of Vendsyssel… …   Wikipedia

  • Börglum, Ancient See of — • In Denmark, included the ancient districts of Vendsyssel and Thy Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Ancient See of Ribe in Denmark (Jutland) —     Ancient See of Ribe in Denmark (Jutland)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ancient See of Ribe in Denmark (Jutland)     (RIPAE, RIPENSIS.)     The diocese (29 deaneries, 278 parishes) consisted of the modern Danish Provinces of Ribe, Vejle, and… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Gutzon Borglum — Infobox Artist bgcolour = #6495ED name = Gutzon Borglum imagesize = caption = Gutzon Borglum birthname = birthdate = birth date |1867|3|25| location = St. Charles, Idaho deathdate = death date and age |1941|3|6|1867|3|25| deathplace = nationality …   Wikipedia

  • Vestervig Abbey — was established by St Thøger about 1059 making it one of Denmark s most ancient religious houses. The Abbey is located at Vestervig, Thisted in extreme northern Jutland. History Vestervig is located inside the Limfjord near the west coast where… …   Wikipedia

  • Erzbistum Bremen — Wappen des Erzbistums Bremen Das Bistum Bremen ist ein ehemaliges Bistum der römisch katholischen Kirche in Deutschland. Das Bistum Bremen bestand von 787 bis 1648. Es war ein Suffraganbistum des Erzbistums Köln, wurde dann aber selbst… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Denmark — • History includes politics, religion, literary, and art Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Denmark     Denmark     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Statue of Liberty — For other uses, see Statue of Liberty (disambiguation). Statue of Liberty Locat …   Wikipedia

  • List of Freemasons — This is a list of notable Freemasons. Freemasonry is a fraternal organisation which exists in a number of forms worldwide. Throughout history some members of the fraternity have made no secret of their involvement, while others have not made… …   Wikipedia

  • Lund — • Ancient Catholic diocese in the Län of Malmöhus Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Lund     Lund     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.