S. Maria Maddalena
Community ID
 
2679
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Mariae Magdalenis de Repentutis
 
Town
 
Perugia
 
Diocese
 
Perugia
 
Medieval Location
 
Near the Porta S. Pietro, in the houses that belonged to Pelloso de Filippuccio in the parish of S. Maria di Colle.
 
Date Founded
 
1350 or earlier
 
Date Terminated
 
1883 (see "Incorporated By," below)
 
Religious Order
 
Augustinian, then Benedictine after 1382
 
Incorporated By
 

S. Caterina Vecchia Was a dependency of S. Caterina off and on beginning in the late fourteenth century. On March 17, 1487, Pope Innocent VIII united the two houses, but S. Caterina detached itself around 1590 and elected its own abbess in 1595. S. Caterina incorporated S. Maria Maddalena from 1810-15, and again in 1865, but the two communities were not definitively united until 1883.

 
Dependency Of
 

In 1351 the nuns were declared not honest or chaste because they were not well cared-for by their guardians. The Magistry dismissed all ministers and gave the guardianship to two priors with rights to chastise the nuns. In 1382, the commune invited Benedictine nuns under the direction of S. Caterina Vecchia to take over.

 
Assets/Property
 

In 1409, the nuns requested and were given permission from Alberto del Ponte Nuovo and the commune to enlarge the church and living quarters.

 
Other Economic Activities
 

The community received alms in 1382, 1451 (10 basketsful of grain) and 1503.

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder
 
Date Started
 
1350
 
Date Finished
 
1883
 
Length
 
1245