S. Chiara
Community ID
 
716
 
Alternate Names
 
Serafe
 
Town
 
Torino
 
Diocese
 
Torino
 
Region
 
Piedmont
 
Date Founded
 
1244 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1802
 
Religious Order
 
Poor Clares
 
Population Counts
 

1272: 12 members: Beatrice (abbess); Alaxina de Ruviliasco, Floris de Castagnolis, Berta de Tolionendo, Leona de Finario, Agnexina de Capriolio, Alaxina de Astis, Pelegrina de Cermone [sic], Johanna de Ianna, Bartholomea de Astis, Francesca de Astis, Beatrix.

 
Patrons/Benefactors
 

Agnesina, wife of Merletto Piosasco, gives 100 solidi on July 5, 1278.

 
Social Characteristics
 

The monastery included several princesses of the house of Savoy.

 
Early Documents
 

July 11, 1244: the city of Torino concedes to the sisters an acqueduct ot irrigate the lands in Borgo di Colleasca (Borgo S. Donato)

 
Manuscript Sources
 

[1] Torino, AS, Inventario delle scritture riguardanti le monache, Torino, S. Chiara.

[2] Torino, AS, Sala 14, materie ecclesiastiche monache, Pinerolo, Chiarisse

[3] Torino, Chiesa di S. Francesco, the 1272 document.

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder
 
Date Started
 
1244
 
Date Finished
 
1802
 
Length
 
865