S. Maria delle Grazie
Community ID
 
624
 
Alternate Names
 
S. M. del Tanaro; delle Casa di Dio
 
Town
 
Asti
 
Diocese
 
Asti
 
Region
 
Piedmont
 
Medieval Location
 
Near the city
 
Corporate Status
 
Hospital and Monastery
 
Date Founded
 
1182
 
Date Terminated
 
1516 -- became an Augustinian hermitate; destroyed in 1525
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Notable Heads
 

Wilise, abbess in 1183

 
Population Counts
 

1277: 13 sisters + abbess

 
Early Documents
 

14 April, 1183: Bishop Wihelmus of Asti gives the monastery the church of Santa Maria Maddalena with its attached hospital in return for an annual render of 1 pound of incense.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

Torino, Archivio di Stato, Inventario sommario della serie "Monachi di diversi paesi." Asti, S. Maria delle grazie, March 2, no. 2 (1277), 1 fasc. 1 perg.

 
Published Primary Sources
 

Historiae Patriae Monumenta, Chart. I, p. 923, doc. 595

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder; Marie Kelleher
 
Date Started
 
1182
 
Date Finished
 
1516
 
Length
 
627