S. Maria Maddalena
Community ID
 
674
 
Town
 
Mondovi
 
Diocese
 
Mondovi
 
Region
 
Piedmont
 
Religious Order
 
Cistercian
 
Foundation Information
 

Had earlier been located in Celanova

 
Social Characteristics
 

upper class members

 
Relative Wealth
 

Donations recieved in the 16th-18th centuries make the house rich, as do the substatial dowry gifts brought by the new nuns.

 
Early Documents
 

Sept 8, 1480 (or 1580): Fra. Antonio Nacha of the monastery of Staffarde pays a debt of 4 ducates to S. Maria Maddalena.

 
Architecture & Archaeology
 

In 1732 a model was built to show the construction of the house's buildings. Whether this model represented the then-current architecture or future plans is uncertain, but a document of 1763 indicates that the monastery wanted to demolish 4 houses to build a new cloister (document is dated 1763, but it supposedly refers to 1749).

 
Manuscript Sources
 

[1] Torino, Archivio di stato, Inventario delle scritture riguardante le monache, Mondovi, S. Maria Maddalena

[2] Torino, Archivio di stato, Sala 14, Materie ecclesiastiche monache, Mondovi, Maddalene (1180; 1190-1819)

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder
 
Length
 
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