S. Cecilia
Community ID
 
2298
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Cecilia in Paradiso (after 1658)
 
Town
 
Città di Castello
 
Diocese
 
Città di Castello
 
Date Founded
 
1422
 
Date Terminated
 
1658 (See "Incorporated By," below)
 
Religious Order
 
Poor Clares
 
Rule
 
Augustinian
 
Foundation Information
 

Founded in a small house by B. Angelia di Montemarte (daughter of Giacomo della Corbara, widow of Giovanni, Count Civitella in Abruzzo), together with suor Margherita and her daughter, the widowed suor Cassandra. Co-founded by Pope Martin V, who wanted the monastery to have a "ministra" and a confessor.

 
Notable Members/Residents/Guests
 

As of 1428, B. Angelina de Montemarte was the Ministra Generale of all third order houses she founded. Her daughter was sister Cassandra, whom she sent with sister Margherita to S. Cecilia in 1422. In 1461, Pope Pius II suppressed the Ministra Generale and ordered each convent to have individual ministra.

 
Priveleges & Papal Exemptions
 

August 4, 1448: Nicholas V gave S. Cecilia all the privileges and immunities that a similar house in Perugia had. // 1471: Sixtus IV acknowledged that they established goods like the second order.

 
Incorporated Communities
 

United with the monastery of Paradiso in 1658, and known thereafter as S. Cecilia in Paradiso.

 
Incorporated By
 

Paradiso in 1658.

 
Other Ecclesiastical Relations
 

On Jan 22, 1490, Pope Innocent IV put the Friars Minor of Provicia di S. Granesco in charge of S. Cecilia.

 
Patrons/Benefactors
 

Niccolosa di Francesca Comanducci; Marietta di Gio. Pietro Niccolai, widow of Francesco di ser Antonio Salamarchi.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

On March 4, 1443, S. Cecilia was exempted from all payments to the commune.

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder
 
Date Started
 
1422
 
Date Finished
 
1658
 
Length
 
1014