S. Maria Maddalena
Community ID
 
612
 
Town
 
Alessandria
 
Diocese
 
Alessandria
 
Region
 
Piedmont
 
Date Founded
 
1237 or earlier (although A. Manno puts the foundation at 1314)
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Population Counts
 

1797: 28 nuns, 7 conversae, 2 religious from Savoy (employed as wardrobe and food mistress, respectively) and 3 servants

 
Priveleges & Papal Exemptions
 

Innocent IV, October 6, 1245

 
Early Documents
 

1568: lists the property of the monastery

 
Art & Artifacts
 

Monastery had a large, beautiful book in which they recorded their income and expenses until 1801, at which time the monastery began receiving lump sum payments to provide for its needs.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

Torino, Archivio di Stato, Sala 14, Materie Ecclesiastiche Monache, Alessandria, Damianite, 1 fasc., XV-XIX.

 
Secondary Sources
 

Annales minorum, 1237, 18

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder
 
Date Started
 
1237
 
Length
 
472