S. Anastasio
Community ID
 
621
 
Town
 
Asti
 
Diocese
 
Asti
 
Region
 
Piedmont
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Date Founded
 
1008
 
Date Terminated
 
1802 (August 16) -- Supressed
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Notable Heads
 

The first abbess was Elisa, and her election was confirmed in 1008 by Bishop Africo, brother of Olderico Manfredo II, count of Toulouse. Other abbesses: Panfilia, called Cheberga (1096), Berta (1106), Gisla (1142), Adelaide (1182), Isabella (1186), Alexandria (1241), Sibilla (1425), Benedette (1486)

 
Population Counts
 

1241: 8 (Alexandria [abbess], Simona [prioress], Sybilia, Leticia, Johanna, Elena Soldanna, Beatrix and Beldi)

 
Priveleges & Papal Exemptions
 

Urban II, 1 June 1186 (confirmed by Gregory VIII on Nov. 7, 1187).

 
Dependent Communities
 

Beinotte, S. Stefeno (see S. Stefano del lago) and S. Lampo -- the abbess of Anastasio named the abbess for the latter two.

 
Other Ecclesiastical Relations
 

Sisters are obligated to pay 10 soldi annually to the Cathedral chapter.

 
Early Documents
 

[1] Olderico (count of Torino) made some donations to the monastery that were not confirmed by his successors Pietro (1043), Girelmo (1056) and Oddone III (1096). [2] Monastery was included in the donation of Henry III to the bishop of Pisa.

 
Art & Artifacts
 

Some remain in Sant Albano, SS Trinita and S. Agnese in Vicoforte

 
Manuscript Sources
 

Torino, Archivio di Stato, Inventario della scritture guardate...

 
Published Primary Sources
 

Historiae Patriae Monumenta, Clientarum, Vol I, col. 908 & vol. III, col. 925-27, doc. 843, 1241

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder
 
Date Started
 
1008
 
Date Finished
 
1802
 
Length
 
1426