S. Chiara
Community ID
 
672
 
Town
 
Mondovi
 
Diocese
 
Mondovi
 
Region
 
Piedmont
 
Date Founded
 
1330 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1802
 
Religious Order
 
Poor Clares
 
Foundation Information
 

Founded by Arnaldo de Pellegrue, Cardinal, at the behest of Pope John XXII, and at the urging of the commune.

 
First Members
 

Founding members included Angelica Taparella of Savignano, Paula Parpiglia, Pervasia Torre, and Margherita delle contessa di Lucrua [?]

 
Notable Heads
 

Madre Anne Paarpaglia lived until age 114.

 
Early Documents
 

[1] 1330, foundation letter from Pope John XXII; [2] May 11, 1338: Antonio, guardian of Alben, gives permission to erect S. Chiara

 
Manuscript Sources
 

Torino, Archivio di Stato, Sala 14, Materie ecclesiastiche, monache, Mondavi, Chiarisse, (1180; 1190-1819)

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder
 
Date Started
 
1330
 
Date Finished
 
1802
 
Length
 
716