S. Caterina
Community ID
Alternate Names
Monastero delle Vergine; S. Chiara
Medieval Location
3 km. outside the city, on the Via S. Caterina, near the Fonte di Carpello and the castle of Castiglione
Date Founded
Date Terminated
1867, August 17
Religious Order
Franciscan Tertiaries
Third order of St. Francis, then the second rule of Urban II, later modified by Pius VIII
Foundation Information

S. Clare of Assisi came to Foligno with Marsebilia and Cristiana in 1216, and in 1225, S. Caterina was founded under the authority of Bishop Mons. Egidius.

Population Counts

45 in the 17th century; 28 in 1965.

Priveleges & Papal Exemptions

in 1260, January 18, Alexander IV prescribed a rule for the community.

Incorporated Communities

In 1470 the nuns abandoned their monastery and went to live at S. Caterina de Monte Sinai, which they incorporated.

Incorporated By

S. Lucia. Nineteen years later, they were transferred to the ancient conservatory founded by Mother Paola della Croce in July 1882.

Dependency Of

After the unification with S. Caterina de Monte Sinai, the combined community was a dependency of S. Pietro (Rome), and owed an annual payment of one pound of wax.

Other Ecclesiastical Relations

The syndic and procurator in 1382 was Thomas Cicchuris.

Manuscript Sources

Foligno, Bibliotheca Iacobilli, cod. B, VI, 8, "copie di brevi et instrumenti [...] dei monasteri di Foligno [...] Monastero di S. Catarina, cc. 116v.-125v., 370.

Published Primary Sources
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder
Date Started
Date Finished