S. Pietro Martire
Community ID
 
729
 
Town
 
Vercelli
 
Diocese
 
Vercelli
 
Region
 
Piedmont
 
Medieval Location
 
Originally at Lenta, but transferred to Vercelli by Pope Pius V in 1571; transfererd into the city by bishop Gui Ferrerio in 1564.
 
Date Terminated
 
1802 (August 16)
 
Religious Order
 
Cistercian/Benedictine
 
Population Counts
 

1794: 36 sisters.

 
Relative Wealth
 

Very wealthy

 
Assets/Property
 

Had lands, houses & servants

 
Income
 

An income table prepared by Abbess Clara Teresa Beccaria on Oct 3, 1794 recorced an income of 10,402 (lire?). Census, taxes and farm produce supported the monastery.

 
Early Documents
 

[1] 1404: nuns take posession of S. Pietro di Lenta under the protection of Amadeo, duke of Savoy.

[2] Sept. 17, 1542: monastery's privileges were recorded.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

Torino, Archivio di Stato, Inventario delle scritture riguardanti le monache; Vercelli, S. Pietro

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

Pietro Giuseppe Ferla wrote a description of the monastery in 1743.

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder; Marie Kelleher
 
Date Finished
 
1802
 
Length
 
891