Heilig Kreuz (Holy Cross) Monastery was founded at the end of the 12th century by Dietrich the Oppressed, Margrave of Meißen. It was for the Benedictine nuns. Its buildings were initially located between Burgberg and Elbe on the site of a former moated castle (today's Leipziger Strasse 30 to 40).
In 1217 the monastery was relocated to the left bank of the Elbe, approx. 1.5 km north of the old town of Meißen. A church building was erected in the first half of the 13th century.
After Reformation, the monastery was closed in 1568. The monastery building itself was left to decay and finally destroyed in the Seven Years' War (1756–1763). From 1945 the site of the monastery served as a garden center. Since 1994 it has been the seat of the Meißner Hahnemannzentrum e. V., which had security work carried out on the buildings.References:
The Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere is one of the oldest churches of Rome. The basic floor plan and wall structure of the church date back to the 340s, and much of the structure to 1140-43. The first sanctuary was built in 221 and 227 by Pope Callixtus I and later completed by Pope Julius I.
The inscription on the episcopal throne states that this is the first church in Rome dedicated to Mary, mother of Jesus, although some claim that privilege belongs to the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. A Christian house-church was founded here about 220 by Pope Saint Callixtus I (217-222) on the site of the Taberna meritoria, a refuge for retired soldiers. The area was made available for Christian use by Emperor Alexander Severus when he settled a dispute between the Christians and tavern-keepers.
The church underwent two restorations in the fifth and eighth centuries and in 1140-43 it was re-erected on its old foundations under Pope Innocent II.