S. Stefano
Community ID
 
715
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Maria di Banno
 
Town
 
Sezze (also spelled "Sezzadi" or "Sezaido.")
 
Diocese
 
Acqui
 
Region
 
Piedmont
 
Date Founded
 
1135 or before
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine, then Cistercian (see "Dependency Of," below).
 
Dependency Of
 

The house was founded as a dependency of S. Stefano di Genova, a male Benedictine house. In 1244, Pope Innocent IV ratified the sale of the house for 415 lire to the female Cistercian house of S. Maria di Banno (see S. Stefano), of which the house now became a dependency.

 
Early Documents
 

In 1467 the nuns ask the pope to transfer their principal seat to Sezze [from Tagliolo?]

 
Published Primary Sources
 

Gaspardo, F., ed. __Archivio di S. Maria di Castello.__ rome: 1896.

 
Secondary Sources
 

Gaspardo, F. __L'Abbazia di S. Giustina. Il monastero di S. Stefano o S. Maria di Banno.__ Alessandria: 1912. Vol. I, p. 203 ff.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

"Latrones et Malefactores" robbed the monastery in Tagliano a number of times during the period 1447-1457.

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder
 
Date Started
 
1135
 
Length
 
827