Jordan of Saxony and the Monastery of St. Agnese in Bologna

Maria Pia Alberzoni

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The correspondence of Giordano di Sassonia, the successor of Domenico di Caleruega in the office of general Master of the Order of Preachers, together with the data that can be deduced from the hagiographic sources, allows us to reconstruct the institutional events of the foundation of the monastery of St. Agnes of Bologna. Diana of Andalò, wanting to closely follow the example of Domenico, had in fact proposed the foundation of a monastery, which was erected after the death of Domenico and saw the active interest of Cardinal Ugo d'Ostia (1221). In this way the Bolognese foundation, in order to continue to be part of the Order of Preachers and to receive the spiritual assistance of the friars, had to take on a form of life similar to that of the papal monastery of St. Sisto in Rome, also founded on initiative of Honorius III and with the collaboration of Dominic and his friars
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalFranciscan Studies
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Bologna
  • Diana d'Andalò
  • Dominican Nuns
  • Giordano di Sassonia
  • Gregorio IX
  • Monache domenicane
  • Preacher Friars
  • S. Agnese at Bologna
  • S. Sisto a Roma
  • S. Sisto at Rom
  • Ugo d'Ostia
  • frati Predicatori
  • jordan of Saxony


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