San Pietro in Colfiorito
Community ID
 
2860
 
Town
 
Colfiorito near Foligno
 
Diocese
 
Foligno
 
Region
 
Umbria
 
Corporate Status
 
Hospital
 
Dedication
 
St. Peter
 
Date Founded
 
Early 1300s
 
Religious Order
 
Order of Penitence of St. Francis
 
Foundation Information
 

Santa Maria in Foligno was one of two hospitals founded in the early fourteenth century by Ranuccio di Francesco, a brother of the Third Order of Penitence of St. Francis. The other hospital was Santa Maria in Foligno.

 
First Members
 

Men and women served these hospitals. The women were designated as belonging to the Order of Pentitence of St. Francis, the Order of Chaste Persons (Continentium) of St. Francis, women of the "fraternitas" of the Order of Penitence and women of the "fraternitas de Ordine Continentium."

 
Social Characteristics
 

For the most part, urban middle class.

 
Charitable/Work
 

Care of the sick and poor.

 
Secondary Sources
 

Mario Sensi “Assistenza ospitaliera a Foligno nel Medio Evo,” in Medicina nei secoli 11 (1974): 209-213.

Sensi, Mario, "Incarcerate e Penitenti a Foligno," pp. 237-56.

Incarcerate e Penitenti a Foligno nella prima metà del trecento

 
Contributors
 
Katherine Gill
 
Contributors Notes
 

Link to S. Maria in Foligno Santa Maria in Foligno.