S. Maria
Community ID
 
705
 
Town
 
Rifreddo
 
Diocese
 
Saluzzo
 
Region
 
Piedmont
 
Modern Location
 
close to Saluzzo
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Date Founded
 
1219-20
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine, then Cistercian (after mid-13th c.)
 
Foundation Information
 

Founded by Agnese, daughter of Alasia di Saluzzo

 
Priveleges & Papal Exemptions
 

March 15, 1225 -- Honorius III

 
Dependency Of
 

Staffarda, but also assisted by the abbot of S. Pietro and the rector of Saluzzo.

 
Patrons/Benefactors
 

Received several donations from the aristocracy, many of whom left their entire estates to the abbey.

 
Assets/Property
 

Land, vinyards, fosheries, forests and meadows at Rifreddo, Revello, Giombasca. Boucht S. Ilario from Caramagna in 1224. The house's lands were apparently well-managed, and produced a good deal of revenue.

 
Litigations
 

A number of trials concerning the economic dealings coming from the poor priests.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

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

[2] Torino, AS, Sala 14, materie ecclesiastiche monache, Saluzzo, S. Maria di Rifreddo

 
Published Primary Sources
 

Pivano, S. __Cartario dell'abbazia di Rifreddo fino al 1300.__ Pinerolo: 1902.

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder
 
Date Started
 
1219
 
Length
 
951