Brussels Carmel

The Brussels Carmel was a Discalced Carmelite convent in the city of Brussels, founded in 1607 by Ana de Jesús at the behest of the Archdukes Albert and Isabella.[1] The church and convent were designed by Wenceslas Cobergher in an Italianate style inspired by the Roman church of Santa Maria in Traspontina.[2] The monastery was suppressed in 1785.

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A print of the Carmel from Antoon Sanders, Chorographia sacra Brabantiae, vol. 2 (Brussels, 1663).
Monastery information
OrderDiscalced Carmelites
Established1607
Disestablished1785
DioceseMechelen
People
Architecture
Statusdemolished
ArchitectWenceslas Cobergher
StyleBaroque

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cordula van Wyhe, "Piety and Politics in the Royal Convent of Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Brussels 1607-1646", Revue d'histoire ecclésiastique, 100/2 (2005), pp. 457-487.
  2. ^ "Cobergher, Wenceslas", in Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art, edited by Gordon Campbell (Oxford University Press, 2009), p. 388.

Further readingEdit

  • Germaine de Jésus, Le Carmel royal de Bruxelles (Brussels, 1948)
  • Charles Terlinden, "Le Carmel royal de Bruxelles (1607-1657)", Cahiers bruxellois 2 (1957), pp. 11–35.