S. Tommaso
Community ID
 
479
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Thomae Reatini
 
Town
 
Rieti
 
Diocese
 
Rieti
 
Region
 
Umbria
 
Medieval Location
 
near town, outside the walls, at the antique church of the male monastery of Farfa
 
Modern Location
 
Rieti
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Date Founded
 
1273
 
Date Terminated
 
1487
 
Religious Order
 
Cistercian
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

Founded by Giovanni, cardinal bishop of Porto e Saint Rufino as a Cistercian daughter house of the (male?) monastery of Casae novae, in 1273 (see "miscellaneous info," below).

 
Priveleges & Papal Exemptions
 

1292: Pope Nicholas IV gives papal exemption: census (tax) is a pound of wax for each year since the foundation stone was laid; In 1298, Pope Boniface VIII condedes certain privileges

 
Early Documents
 

[1] 1273: Papal letter of confirmation; [2] 1292: privileges of Pope Nicholas IV

 
Published Primary Sources
  
Secondary Sources
  
Miscellaneous Information
 

Around the same time that this community was founded, Giovanni, cardinal bishop of Porto e Saint Rufino also had a number of other communities incorporated as daughter houses of the Cistercian order (see records #S. Trinità, S. Pancrazio sulla Via Aurelia, al Gianicolo). It may be that S. Tommaso had also had an earlier existence, and the 1273 was not a foundation date, but the date of their incorporation into the Cistercian order. Needs verification.

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple; WRL Project
 
Date Started
 
1273
 
Date Finished
 
1487
 
Length
 
1113