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[[File:mm-bk2-p131.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''Drowning of Maria von Monjou,  
 
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1552. Engraving by Jan Luiken
  
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in [[Martyrs' Mirror|Martyrs Mirror]], v. 2, p. 131 of  
  
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Dutch edition. Scan provided
  
by [http://www.bethelks.edu/mla/holdings/scans/martyrsmirror/ Mennonite Library <br/> and Archives] Mennonite Library  
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by [http://www.bethelks.edu/mla/holdings/scans/martyrsmirror/ Mennonite Library  
  
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and Archives]'']]    Maria of Montjoie ([[Monschau (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)|Monschau]], in the [[Eifel (Germany)|Eifel]], [[Germany|Germany]], near the [[Belgium|Belgian]] border), an [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr, who was drowned in 1552 after an imprisonment lasting nearly two years. She valiantly resisted all pleas and threats to give up her faith. On the way to the place of execution she sang cheerfully. She said, "I have been the bride of a man, but today I hope to be the bride of Christ, and to inherit His kingdom with Him." At the water's edge they held her two hours, hoping to persuade her to forsake the truth. She said, "I adhere to my God; proceed with what you have come here for." She died courageously with the words, "O heavenly Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit." Her death is described in a song, "Ach fröhlich will ich singen," found in the <em>[[Schon Gesangbüchlein|Schön Gesangbüchlein]], </em>Trier copy, No. <em>96; [[Ausbund|Ausbund]], </em>No. 25; [[Wackernagel, Philipp (1800-1877)|Wackernagel]], <em>Kirchenlied </em>V, 1082 f.
 
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'']]    Maria of Montjoie ([[Monschau (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)|Monschau]], in the [[Eifel (Germany)|Eifel]], [[Germany|Germany]], near the [[Belgium|Belgian]] border), an [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr, who was drowned in 1552 after an imprisonment lasting nearly two years. She valiantly resisted all pleas and threats to give up her faith. On the way to the place of execution she sang cheerfully. She said, "I have been the bride of a man, but today I hope to be the bride of Christ, and to inherit His kingdom with Him." At the water's edge they held her two hours, hoping to persuade her to forsake the truth. She said, "I adhere to my God; proceed with what you have come here for." She died courageously with the words, "O heavenly Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit." Her death is described in a song, "Ach fröhlich will ich singen," found in the <em>[[Schon Gesangbüchlein|Schön Gesangbüchlein]], </em>Trier copy, No. <em>96; [[Ausbund|Ausbund]], </em>No. 25; [[Wackernagel, Philipp (1800-1877)|Wackernagel]], <em>Kirchenlied </em>V, 1082 f.
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= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Bax, Willem<em class="gameo_bibliography">. Het protestantisme in het bisdom Luik en vooral te Maastricht. </em>s-Gravenhage: Nijhoff, 1937-1941: v. II, 422-424..
 
Bax, Willem<em class="gameo_bibliography">. Het protestantisme in het bisdom Luik en vooral te Maastricht. </em>s-Gravenhage: Nijhoff, 1937-1941: v. II, 422-424..

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Drowning of Maria von Monjou, 1552. Engraving by Jan Luiken in Martyrs Mirror, v. 2, p. 131 of Dutch edition. Scan provided by [http://www.bethelks.edu/mla/holdings/scans/martyrsmirror/ Mennonite Library and Archives]
Maria of Montjoie (Monschau, in the Eifel, Germany, near the Belgian border), an Anabaptist martyr, who was drowned in 1552 after an imprisonment lasting nearly two years. She valiantly resisted all pleas and threats to give up her faith. On the way to the place of execution she sang cheerfully. She said, "I have been the bride of a man, but today I hope to be the bride of Christ, and to inherit His kingdom with Him." At the water's edge they held her two hours, hoping to persuade her to forsake the truth. She said, "I adhere to my God; proceed with what you have come here for." She died courageously with the words, "O heavenly Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit." Her death is described in a song, "Ach fröhlich will ich singen," found in the Schön Gesangbüchlein, Trier copy, No. 96; Ausbund, No. 25; Wackernagel, Kirchenlied V, 1082 f.

Bibliography

Bax, Willem. Het protestantisme in het bisdom Luik en vooral te Maastricht. s-Gravenhage: Nijhoff, 1937-1941: v. II, 422-424..

Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, …, 1685: Part II, 131.

Braght, Thieleman J. van. The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour . . . to the Year A.D. 1660. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 525. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm

Crous, Ernst. "Auf Mennos Spuren am Niederrhein." Der Mennonit 9 (1956): 10 f.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 36.

Wackernagel, Philipp. Das deutsche Kirchenlied von der ältesten Zeit bis zu An fang des XVII. Jahrhunderts. 5 v. Leipzig, 1864-1877. Reprinted Hildesheim: G. Olms, 1964: V, 1082 f.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop: B. De Graaf, 1965: 100-102, 136.


Author(s) Christian Neff
Ernst Crous
Date Published 1957


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Neff, Christian and Ernst Crous. "Maria of Montjoie (d. 1552)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 25 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Maria_of_Montjoie_(d._1552)&oldid=92585.

APA style

Neff, Christian and Ernst Crous. (1957). Maria of Montjoie (d. 1552). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Maria_of_Montjoie_(d._1552)&oldid=92585.




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