S. Maria sopra Minerva
Community ID
 
423
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Maria supra Minervam
 
Town
 
Rome
 
Diocese
 
Rome
 
Region
 
LZ
 
Medieval Location
 
inside town, near church of S. Maria, on the Piazza della Minerva
 
Modern Location
 
Rome
 
Dedication
 
Virgin Mary
 
Date Founded
 
752 or earlier (traditional date)
 
Date Terminated
 
1276 -- properties given to male monastery
 
Religious Order
 
Basilian, then Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

Uncertain, but tradition holds that Pope Zaccarius donated the church of S. Maria to Basilian nuns fleeing iconoclastic persecution in Constantinople

 
Patrons/Benefactors
 

Pope Alexander IV assigns the properties to a male community in 1255

 
Early Documents
 

[1] May 7, 1194: Pope Celestine III confirms community to S. Maria in Campo Marzio.

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder
 
Date Started
 
752
 
Date Finished
 
1276
 
Length
 
458