S. Silvestro
Community ID
 
584
 
Alternate Names
 
Castel Bigno
 
Town
 
Schieti (sometimes called Scleto or Iscleto) -- 5 miles from Urbino
 
Diocese
 
Pesaro
 
Region
 
Marche
 
Medieval Location
 
3 miles from "castro durante."
 
Date Founded
 
1259 (April 30): had earlier been occupied by Benedictine monks
 
Date Terminated
 
1429 (January 26): see "Incorporated By," below.
 
Religious Order
 
San Damiano
 
Rule
 
Clarisse
 
Notable Heads
 

Abbesses: Giovanna (1260-88); Tommasa (1289-93); Angelica (1297-1302); Paola (1306-08); Angelica (1310-14); Tomasia (1314-19); Isaia (1320-24); Tomasia (1331-35); Lucia de Mercatello (1339-41); Sasona (1341-48); Mattea (1349-51); Tommasa (1352-57); Manetucaia (1358-61); Mattea (1368-70); Pierina (1370-73); Filippuccia (1388)

 
Priveleges & Papal Exemptions
 

Pope alexander IV received a letter from the community in 1258.

 
Incorporated Communities
  
Incorporated By
  
Assets/Property
 

Property overseen by a rector, chosen by the abbess

 
Art & Artifacts
 

The church of S. Lucia still posesses all the monastery's artworks that it had in 1259.

 
Architecture & Archaeology
 

Only the crypt remains in the romanesque architectural style.

 
Secondary Sources
 

Monasteri benedettini nella Diocesi di Urbino dal secolo IX al XV, pp. 58-59.

Répertoire topo-bibliographique des abbayes et prieurés, p. 2892.

"Memorie di alcuni monasteri dell'Urbinate e del Montefeltro." In __Picenum Seraphicum__ 2 ( 1916), pp. 412-413; also see __Picenum Seraphicum 4-5 (1918-1919).

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder; Marie Kelleher
 
Date Started
 
1259
 
Date Finished
 
1429
 
Length
 
1071