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The Room of mother superior

From this room, mother superior organized the convent’s life and the hospital. The convent’s money and archives were also kept here. The room was safe because of the barred windows. In the room of mother superior you can get first of all a general overview of nursing in the Middle Ages. Next, the history of the hospital in Geel before 1552 is dealt with. A third part shows you, by means of historical documents and objects, the life and work of the hospital sisters ‘the Augustinessen’, who lived and worked here from 1552 to 1969: their education, community life, their spiritual and daily life become more clear here.
History of the sisters Augustins