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Provisional List of the Somascan Sources

In a topical and chronological order

What is available in English is indicated

italian version

Translated by p. Pierluigi Vajra crs.

 

1. St. Jerome’s Writings

> Statements of goods in view of income tax (29.11.1514):

> Testament (06.02.1531):

> 1st Letter (05.07.1535):

- Somascan Primary Sources

> 2nd Letter (21.07.1535):

- Somascan Primary Sources

> Note to the Book of Income and Expenditures of St. Martin in Milan (01.02.1536):

> 3rd Letter (14.06.[1536]):

- Somascan Primary Sources

> 4th Letter ([08.09.1536]):

- Somascan Primary Sources

> 5th Letter (30.12.1536):

- Somascan Primary Sources

> 6th Letter (11.01.1537):

- Somascan Primary Sources

> Words to Jerome to Giovanni Cattaneo (brother of Amedeo):

- Life of Saint Jerome Emiliani (the so called ‘pink book’), page 43 (end)

> Words to Jerome to Amedeo Cattaneo (brother of Giovanni):

- Life of Saint Jerome Emiliani (the so called ‘pink book’), page 44 (beginning)

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2. Biographies of St. Jerome

> Biography by the Anonymous (1538)

- Somascan Primary Sources

> Biography by Fr. Evangelista Dorati :

> Biography by mons. Scipione Albani (Venice 1600):

> Biography by Fr. Andrea Stella (Vicenza 1605):

> Biography by Bro. Filippo Ferrari (Servants of Mary):

> Biography by Fr. Agostino Tortora (Milan 1620):

> Biography by Fr. Costantino De'Rossi (Milan 1630)

> Biography by Cesare Daniele Battilani (Velletri 1641)

> Biography by Fr. Bonifacio Albani (Rome 1663)

> Biography by Fr. Paolo Gregorio De'Ferrari (Venice 1676)

> Biography by Fr. Giovanni Ernesto Galler (1660-1720):

> Biography by the abbot Carlo Bartolomeo Piazza (Oblate):

> Biography by Fr. Ippolito Helyot (Regular Franciscan Third Order):

> Biography by Fr. Stanislao Santinelli (Venice 1740)

- Life of Saint Jerome Emiliani (the so called ‘pink book’)

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3. Chronicles and other Testimonies

> Exhortation Letter by Fr. Paolo lateran canon to Jerome Miani (brother of the grandfather of St, Jerome, Luca Miani, +1426) dated around 1430:

> Miani Parchment: mention of Jerome Miani, Fanzolo (1506):

> Supplication of Luca Miani (08.12.1510):

> Decree of the Major Council (23.12.1510):

> Three letters of the Chiefs of the Council of the Ten to the Mayor of Treviso

> Testament of Dionora Morosini (06.10.1512):

> Jerome applies to take part to the Council of the 40 Civilians (08.06.1516):

> Miani Parchment: Jerome sells the fields of Fanzolo to his brother Luca (30.03.1518):

> Grant to Jerome for the continuation of his regency at Quero (23.07.1519):

> Notary act made by Jerome while at Quero (02.08.1521)

> Jerome appears among the 30 electors of the Great Council (14.05.1523):

> Miani Parchment: purchase by Jerome Miani (02.11.1524):

> Miani Parchment: mention of Jerome Miani, Fanzolo (21.01.1527):

> Copyright of Arcanzolo romitan from Vicenza (06.05.1531):

> Letter of Galeazzo Cappella to Francesco Sforza (13.01.1534):

> Letter of mons. Pietro Carafa to Cajetan Thiene (18.01.1534):

> Letter of Francesco Sforza to Galeazzo Cappella (21.01.1534):

> Letter of Galeazzo Cappella to Francesco Sforza (08.02.1534):

> Notary act of the Confraternity of Pace (04.04.1534):

> Notary act of the Confraternity of Pace ce (09.04.1534):

> Recommendation Letter of Francesco Sforza to Jerome (30.04.1534):

> Letter of Angelo Miani to Bianca Trissino (29.07.1535):

> Letter of mons. Pietro Carafa to Girolamo (18.02.1536):

> Letter of mons. Pietro Carafa to unknown person (18.02.1536):

> Letter of Bonifacio de' Colli, superior of the Teatines in Venezia (31.05.1536)

> Supplication of the poor children of St. Martin (13.12.1536)

> Letter of mons. Battista Guillermi vic. gen. of Bergamo ( .02.1537):

- Somascan Primary Sources

> Letter of Vergerio to mons. Battista Guillermi (04.04.1537):

> Dedication letter by Fr. Girolamo from Molfetta (Venezia 1539):

- Somascan Primary Sources

> Notary act of the Chapter of the Procurators of Somasca (09.10.1541):

> Memo by Fr. Bernardino Scotti teatine (perhaps 1546):

> Letter of the Teatine Major Superior written from Venice to Naples (15.05.1546):

> Communication to the Chapter by St. Cajetan Thiene (15.05.1547):

> Letter to the Abbots of the provisions of the city of Pavia written by the Fathers of the Associated Poor Orphans

> Testament of Cecilia Bragadin widow of Luca Miani (16.06.1548):

> Bro. Paolo Moriggia, History of the Origin of All Religions (Venice 1569, 15902)

> Letter of the card. Bellarmino to Fr. Manzini crs (22.02.1612):

> Liturgical Prayer to Jerome (first half of the 17th century):

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4. Writings, documents and biographies of the first companions of St. Jerome

> Our Prayer:

- Somascan Primary Sources

> Cattaneo Giovanni:

> Carpani Leone:

> Gambarana Angiolmarco:

> Barili Agostino:

> Primo del Conte:

> Scotti Giovanni:

> Trotti Vincenzo:

> Cavagnoli Tommaso op.:

> Gambarana Vincenzo:

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5. Ecclesiastical Approvals

5.1 Various authorisations:

> Pastoral letter of mons. Pietro Lippomano Bishop of Bergamo (12.07.1533):

- Somascan Primary Sources

> Authorisation of card. Girolamo Aleandro ambassador to Venice (01.09.1535):

> Open letter of mons. Giovanni Maria Tosi (12.02.1538):

> Open letter of mons. Pietro Lippomano Bishop of Bergamo (01.08.1538):

- Somascan Primary Sources

 

5.2 Pontifical Authorisations:

> Bull of Paul III "Ex iniuncto nobis" (1540)

> Brief of Paul III (1546)

> Brief of Paul IV (1555)

> Bull of Pius IV "Salvatoris et Domini" (1563)

> Bull of Pius V "Romanus Pontifex" (1567)

> Bull of Pius V "Iniunctum nobis" (1568)

> Bull of Paul V "Ex quo Divina Maiestas" (1607)

> Brief of Paul V "Ex iniuncto" (1616)

> Brief of Urbanus VIII "Sacrosanctum apostolatum" (1626):

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6. Orders, Constitutions and Rules

> Chapters of the Orphanage of Mercy in Verona (1532):

> Book of Proposals (‘Manuscript 30’) (1536ss):

- Somascan Primary Sources

> Chapters of the Orphanage of Genoa (1540-1545):

> Constitutions which are observed by the Somascan Congregation (1549-1555):

- Somascan Primary Sources

> Orders to admit the brothers to the profession (no date):

> General Orders for the Institutions (1550-1555):

- Available in English, but not yet arranged and distributed

> Orders for the Protectors (1563):

- Available in English, but not yet arranged and distributed

> Orders for the Orphanage of Vicenza (1565):

> Chapters for the Piety of Naples (no date):

> Orders of the Regular Clerics of St. Maiolus in Pavia of the Somascan Congregations (1569):

- Available in English, but not yet arranged and distributed

> Book of Constitutions (Venice 1591):

> Orders to bring up the poor orphans (Milan 1623):

> Constitutions for the novices (Milan 1624):

> Suggestions for the Novice Master (Milan 1624):

> Constitutions (Rome 1626, 19274)

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7. Acts of the Congregation

> Acts of the Congregation (1528-1602)

- Somascan Primary Sources: a selection from 1547 to 1565 is available

> Acts of the Congregation (1603-1663):

> Acts of the Congregation (1664-1737):

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8. Acts and Processes

8.1 Ordinary Processes (1610-1615):

> Somasca (09.09.1610 - 12.04.1614): available in English, but not yet arranged and distributed

> Vicenza (07.08.1611 - 27.06.1615): available in English, but not yet arranged and distributed

> Treviso (08.01.1613 - 12.01.1613): available in English, but not yet arranged and distributed

> Bergamo (21.11.1613 - 08.11.1614): available in English, but not yet arranged and distributed

> Como (27.11.1613): available in English, but not yet arranged and distributed

> Pavia (28.01.1614 - 13.02.1614): available in English, but not yet arranged and distributed

>Cemmo (14.09.1614 - 18.09.1614): available in English, but not yet arranged and distributed

> Padua (01.10.1614 - 02.10.1614): available in English, but not yet arranged and distributed

> Venice (17.10.1614 - 20.10.1614): available in English, but not yet arranged and distributed

> Genoa (20.11.1614 - 21.11.1614): available in English, but not yet arranged and distributed

> Milan (06.07.1615 - 28.09.1615): available in English, but not yet arranged and distributed

8.2 Apostolic Processes (1623-1628):

> Venice (1624-1625)

> Treviso (1623-1626)

> Bergamo (1625-1627)

> Pavia (1625-1627)

> Milan (1623-1627)

> Brescia (1623-1628)

> Somasca (1627-1628)

8.3 Decrees:

> Bull of Benedict XIV (beatification: 22.09.1747)

> Bull of Clemens XIII (canonisation: 12.10.1766)

> Decree of Pius XI (Universal Patron: 14.03.1928)

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For the Glory of God Alone

Fr. Maurizio Brioli crs

Rome,

Basilica of Sts. Boniface and Alexis at the Aventino Hill,

15.07.1994.