[Autom. eng. transl.] The oldest female monastic settlements in the Seprio are those of S. Maria di Cairate (subject to the bishop of Pavia) and S. Maria di Torba, dating back to the last Longobard age or to the first decades of the Carolingian one. In the twelfth century there are also in the documentation S. Pietro di Caronno Pertusella (related to the monastic fraternity network), S. Apollinare di Crosio (dependent on the parish of Varese), S. Antonino di Luvinate, S. Maria di Lentate, to which are added in the 12th century the monasteries of the Saints Quirico and Giulitta di Cavaria (dependent on the male abbey of the Saints Felino and Gratiniano of Arona) and of S. Pancrazio di Colliate (directly subject to the Roman Church). The environmental and recruitment difficulties of the nuns will lead to mergers and incorporations as well as to shifts during the 15th century, so that in the modern era the Benedictine female presence in the Seprio was reduced to the communities of Luvinate (moved to the village of Varese) and Cairate .
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Benedictine monastic presence of women in medieval Seprio|
|Title of host publication||Teodolinda. I Longobardi all’alba dell’Europa. Atti del Secondo convegno internazionale di studio (Monza, Gazzada, Castelseprio-Torba, Cairate, 2-7 dicembre 2015)|
|Number of pages||40|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Name||CENTRO STUDI LONGOBARDI. CONVEGNI|
- monachesimo femminile