Thorunn Ormsdottir

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Thorunn Ormsdottir (Þórunn Ormsdóttir; died 1431) was the abbess of the Benedictine convent Reynistaðarklaustur in Iceland 1402–1431.

Reynistathar Abbey (Reynistaðarklaustur) was a Catholic monastery in Iceland, belonging to the Order of Saint Benedict and active from 1295 until 1562, when it was closed down during the Icelandic Reformation It was one of nine monasteries on the island, and one out of only two to house nuns, the other one being Kirkjubæjar Abbey. Located in Skagafjörður, it fell under the authority of the Bishop of Hólar.

Thorunn Ormsdottir assumed the position of abbess and took the responsibility of the convent and its lands after the former abbess and several of the nuns died in the Black plague in 1402. She was, however, never formally ordained as such. During the last year of her tenure, her convent was the center of a great scandal, when one of its members, Thora Illugadottir, had a child with the priest Thorthur Hrobjartsson, who was forced by the Bishop to make a pilgrimage to Rome. The couple, however, had another child after his return.

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