S. Caterina di Quarto
Community ID
 
2892
 
Diocese
 
Bologna
 
Region
 
Emilia-Romagna
 
Medieval Location
 
Quarto Sup. (6 km from Bologna); moved into Bologna to the Via San Donato in 1298
 
Date Founded
 
1205
 
Date Terminated
 
1291
 
Religious Order
 
Caterina di Quarto
 
Rule
 
Caterina di Quarto
 
Foundation Information
 

Founded in 1205 by Brother Alberto; house included both men and women.

 
Priveleges & Papal Exemptions
 

Innocent IV imposes Augustinian rule in 1247 and gives papal protection.

 
Other Ecclesiastical Relations
 

This community transfers into the city to the parish of S. Maria Maddalena on the Via San Donato in 1290. By the early fourteenth century, this community is mostly considered a nunnery but retains a prior, who is also the parish priest of S. Maria Maddalena.
This community probably follows Dominican practices, although ties to the order are not clear until the fifteenth century.
The union with S. Maria Maddalena dissolved in 1468 when the nuns unify with S. Giovanni Battista (also Dominican). The prioress of S. Giovanni Battista disputes the union, and the nuns who had been living there transfer to S. Pietro Martire. See S. Caterina di Strada San Donato.

 
Secondary Sources
 

Much of this information is summarized from I monasteri femminili à Bologna tra il XIII e il XVII secolo.

 
Contributors
 
Sherri Johnson