In 1367, he purchased an old cloister on an island near Strasbourg, and called it "das grüne Wört" ("the green island"). The house served as a refuge for study for the Friends of God. In 1371, it was put under the care of the Knights of St. John.
Merswin is generally considered the author of many writings attributed to the "Friend of God from the Oberland."
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- The Friends of God
- Entry on "Friends of God" in the Catholic Encyclopedia
- Rulman Merswin (in French)
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