S. Benedetto e S. Scolastica
Community ID
 
175
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Benedicti et S. Scolasticae
 
Town
 
Lucca
 
Region
 
Tuscany
 
Medieval Location
 
inside town , near church S. Sensio ad Bladajolos, where large cemetery of nuns was found in 1718
 
Modern Location
 
Lucca
 
Corporate Status
 
Hospital
 
Dedication
 
Saint Benedict / Saint Scolastica
 
Date Founded
 
823 or earlier
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

Prandulo & her brother Tendiperto, Count Boniface of Bavaria, founded for their sister

 
Dependency Of
 

Abbess Richilda puts community under the protection of the bishop of Lucca and the Abbot of S. Salvatore di Sesto

 
Charitable/Work
 

ran a hospital & promised to feed 12 paupers a week

 
Early Documents
 

823: confirmation of first abbess

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

nuns' cemetary found in 1718, although it may belong to S. Pietro (see S. Petri), the other early community at Lucca

 
Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Date Started
 
823
 
Length
 
643