Diocese and city in Perugia, Italy

Catholic Encyclopedia. . 2006.

     Catholic_Encyclopedia Norcia
    A diocese and city in Perugia, Italy, often mentioned in Roman history. In the ninth century it was a republic. The Dukes of Spoleto often contended with the popes for its possession; when, in 1453, the communes of Spoleto and Cascia declared war against Norcia, it was defended by the pope's general Cesarini. It was the birthplace of St. Benedict; the abbots St. Spes and St. Eutychius; the monk Florentius; the painter Parasole; and the physician Benedict Pegardati. The chief industry is preserving meats. The first known bishop was Stephen (c. 495). From the ninth century, Norcia was in the Diocese of Spoleto, as it appears to have been temporarily in the time of St. Gregory the Great. The see was re-established in 1820, and its first bishop was Cajetan Bonani. Immediately dependent on Rome, it has 100 parishes; 28,000 inhabitants; 7 religious houses of women; 3 schools for girls.
    CAPPELLETTI, Le Chiese d'Italia, IV.
    Transcribed by Joseph E. O'Connor

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.

Catholic encyclopedia.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Norcia — Norcia …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Norcia —   Comune   Comune di Norcia …   Wikipedia

  • Norcia — Norcia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Norcia — Place San benedetto Administration Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Norcia — (spr. nórtscha, im Altertum Nursia), Stadt in der ital. Provinz Perugia, Kreis Spoleto, im Romischen Apennin, 603 m ü. M., ist Bischofssitz, hat ein Lyzeum und Gymnasium, eine Technische Schule, ein Seminar und (1901) 3468 (als Gemeinde 8722)… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Norcĭa — Norcĭa, Stadt in der päpstlichen Delegation Spoleto; Handel mit Wein, Öl, Schweinen; gegen 10,000 Ew.; Vaterland der italienischen Bruchschneider (s.u. Bruch). N. hieß im Alterthum Nursia, lag im Sabinischen Gebirg u. war durch seine guten Rüben… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Norcia — (spr. tscha), das alte Nursia, Stadt in der ital. Prov. Perugia, am Fuße der Monti Sibillini, (1901) 8722 E.; Tuchfabriken, Handel …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Norcia — Original name in latin Norcia Name in other language Norcia, Nursja, norucha State code IT Continent/City Europe/Rome longitude 42.79314 latitude 13.09538 altitude 618 Population 4872 Date 2012 02 15 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • New Norcia, Western Australia — New Norcia Western Australia Monastery …   Wikipedia

  • Monks of Norcia — The Seal of the Monastery The church of St. Benedict or San Benedetto, cared for by the Monks of Norcia …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.