S. Maria Maddalena
Community ID
 
2611
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Giovanni in S. Maria Maddalena (as of 1816)
 
Town
 
Spello
 
Diocese
 
Foligno
 
Medieval Location
 
Outside the city, near S. Giovanni
 
Date Founded
 
1316-17
 
Date Terminated
 
1898: The community closed temporarily between 1810 and 1814. In 1823 the nuns voted for the common life, and no new recruits were to be accepted. I 1898, only 8 nuns remained, and the monastery was purchased by Leo XIII for 15,000 scudi.
 
Religious Order
 
Augustinian
 
Foundation Information
 

Founded by Amadeo da Spello.

 
Population Counts
 

11 nuns in 1816 (see also "conversi...," below)

 
Incorporated Communities
 

S. Giovanni on February 12, 1816

 
Other Economic Activities
 

Served as an educational institution for young women.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

Bibliotheca Iacobilli, Spello (Italy), C III, 8

 
Published Primary Sources
 

Il Monastero agostiano di S. Maria Maddalena in Spello; Notizie storiche: nos. 5783 (June 26, 1333); 6248 (December 26, 1333); 6473 (June 23, 1334); 6767 (December 23, 1334).

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

Community's residents included some "Germans" from around Bolzano.

 
Conversi/ae and servants
 

In 1816, 3 corali and conversae, plus 15 "sorelle" (lay sisters?)

 
Admin. Notes
 

Link MS sources to archive info when available.

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder
 
Date Started
 
1316
 
Date Finished
 
1898
 
Length
 
773