Commanderie de Saint-Jean-de-Donne - Saint-Jean-de-Dône (Cantal), France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 44° 57.916 E 002° 27.843
31T E 457733 N 4979231
Quick Description: [FR] C'est une commanderie hospitalière de l'ordre de Saint-Jean de Jérusalem. [EN] This is a hospitallar commanderie of the Order of Saint-John of Jerusalem.
Location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Date Posted: 6/3/2018 7:40:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMYDRX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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[FR] A l'origine prieuré de l'abbaye de Saint Géraud d'Aurillac, elle a été concédée ensuite aux hospitaliers de Saint Jean qui y établirent une commanderie qui perdura jusqu'à la Révolution.

De l'Hospital, il ne reste que la chapelle devenue église paroissiale, puis succursale, Saint-Jean-de-Dône, dont dépendaient les villages ou hameaux de Dône, La Veyrines, Nozerolles, Roudadou, La Beau et l'Ouradour. L'église, possède un clocher à peigne pour une cloche et est entourée de son cimetière.

Cette commanderie a été membre du Temple d'Ayen (ancienne commanderie templière) de l'ordre de Saint-Jean de Jérusalem.

Le commandeur de Dône est mentionné comme ayant été présent à la revue faite par le grand maître Philippe de Villiers de L'Isle-Adam, lors des préparatifs de la défense de Rhodes.

[EN] Originally a priory of the Saint Géraud d'Aurillac abbey, it was then conceded to the Saint John hospitallars who established a commandery here which lasted up until the revolution.

All that remains of the hospital is the chapel, which became a parish church, and then a church annex Saint-Jean-de-Dône serving different communities in the area. The church as a "comb" style bell tower and is surrounded by its cemetary.

The commander was a member of the Ayen temple (former Templar commandery) of the Order of Saint-John of Jerusalem.

The commander of Dône is mentioned as having been present at the review made by the Grand Master Philippe de Villiers of L'Isle-Adam, at the time of preparations for the defense of Rhodes.
Name of Military Order: Knights Hospitaller

Link documenting charitable acts: Not listed

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