S. Maria della pace
Community ID
 
2650
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Maria Magdalena or S. Maria Maddalena (before 1518)
 
Town
 
Norcia
 
Medieval Location
 
Outside the walls
 
Date Founded
 
1245, June 12
 
Religious Order
 
Poor Clares
 
Congregation
 
Conventual, then Observant (after 1518?)
 
Notable Heads
 

The abbess from 1518-20 was Eufragia da Perugia, who governed the community along with her vicar, Andrea.

 
Population Counts
 

The total population after the absorptions of 1518 was 29: 13 original nuns (including Maria di Benardello), plus the abbess and vicar, 9 nuns from S. Lucia, and 5 women from the Franciscan Third Order.

 
Other Ecclesiastical Relations
 

Reformed in 1518 by S. Sebastiano di Borgo, S. Sepolcro and SS. Trinita. That same year, they attempted to incorporate nuns from S. Lucia, as well as lay sisters from the Franciscan Third Order.

 
Published Primary Sources
 

Bullarium Franciscanum Romanorum Pontificum, vol. I (Innocenti IV), n. 83, p. 363;
Ricordanze del Monastero di S. Lucia osc. in Foligno (cronache 1424-1786) pp. 293-331, esp. paragraphs 758-850, which state that on Jan. 9, 1524, Pope Clement VII sold the monsatery of S. Maria Magdalena, which moved to S. Maria della pace.

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder
 
Date Started
 
1245
 
Length
 
892