S. Chiara
Community ID
 
609
 
Town
 
Villa del Foro
 
Diocese
 
Alessandria
 
Region
 
Piedmont
 
Religious Order
 
Poor Clares
 
Foundation Information
 

Monastery founded (or reformed?) as a part of reform movement beginning in Casale Monferrato, and spreading not only to Alessandria, but also Savona, Pavia, Savigliano and Asti.

 
Population Counts
 

1815: 12 sisters

 
Architecture & Archaeology
 

Monastery was enlarged in 1401.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

Torino, Archivio di Stato, Sala 14, Materie Ecclesiastiche Monache, Alessandria, Clarisse, 1 fasc.

 
Secondary Sources
 

Annales minorum, p. 1401, suppl. 5

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder
 
Length
 
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