S. Spirito
Community ID
 
2318
 
Alternate Names
 
delle Giulianelle; delle Julianelle; S. Giulana
 
Town
 
Città di Castello
 
Diocese
 
Città di Castello
 
Date Founded
 
1245 or earlier
 
Date Terminated
 
1827 (See "Incorporated By," below)
 
Religious Order
 
Poor Clares
 
Rule
 
Augustinian in 1370
 
Foundation Information
 

On October 15, 1245, Pope Innocent IV sent a letter in which he stated that Gregory IX had sent them the rule.

 
Population Counts
 

1270: 11 nuns: Abbess Giacoma and Angela (Detesalvi?), Francesca, Cecilia, Clara, Pace, Illuminata, Giovanna, Filippa, Margherita, Angela Guidonis de Monte.

 
Incorporated By
 

S. Caterina in 1827.

 
Other Ecclesiastical Relations
 

In the mid-fifteenth century, S. Spirito paid the census tax to the bishop for the churches associated with S. Tommaso al Cavaglione (1482), and S. Maria del Feriale (1488).

 
Visitations
 

In 1268/69, the nuns were warned by the procurator to obey the bishop. Indeed, the bishop excommunicated them on April 4, 1270. Capodifero, a penitential brother, intervened. Bishop Niccolo visited the convent on April 30, and agreed to absolve them if they paid him 1 libra by August, and he consented to building their church.

 
Income
 

Given 20 libra annually by the commune

 
Early Documents
 

[1] Pace, Cecilia, Margherita and Lucia elect a procurator to go to the bishop and ask him to build a church. // [2]1268: Notary Ser Antonio di Biagio wrote that there were some women in Giulianella who lived in the community without Bishop Niccolo's permission. // [3] 1349: The abbess and 11 nuns held a meeting where they discussed the rental of lands to Baldo di Matteo di Vitello and Domenico di Vittello. // [4] 1358: Bishop Buccio gives the nuns the privilege of electing their own confessor. // [5] 1421: Donna Mea Acquisiti left to reform S. Maria Maddalena and S. Martha.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

SBARALEA, G.B. __Bull. 1,__ Innocent IV, n. 103, p. 386.

 
Secondary Sources
  
Miscellaneous Information
 

On February 4, 1446, the commune gave the monastery the right to build a bridge, but it was destroyed by the enlargement of the palazzo Vitelli in 1527.

 
Conversi/ae and servants
 

In 1430, Piero di Domenico di Castellione became a cnverso and gave all his goods

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder
 
Date Started
 
1245
 
Date Finished
 
1827
 
Length
 
1838