The active history association of the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart is organising a thematically very appealing and rich conference on "Monasteries, Spiritual Women's Communities and Church Foundations from the 19th Century to the Present" from 22 to 24 September in Weingarten Monastery.  Special focus is on the former Cistercian Abbey of Heggbach. The general theme is the massive ups and downs of the orders within two centuries: from the arduous revival of the orders after secularisation to the culmination of expansion before the First World War to the still unstopped rapid decline since the 1960s.

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