Petition from the priests of the Lescar diocese, [1622-1648]

Title

Petition from the priests of the Lescar diocese, [1622-1648]

Subject

France (missions in)

Description

Summary
Petition from several priests of Calvaire, Bétharram, in the diocese of Lescar, requesting permission to establish a congregation of 24 priests under the title of the Blessed Virgin of the Mount Calvary. Fifteen years ago a miraculous image of the Virgin was discovered at the foot of the mountain of Bétharram and since then so many pilgrims came that with their donations a church and hostel (for pilgrims) were built as well as houses for the priests running the place. The congregation of secular priests was established by the bishop with the approval of the king under the name of Mount Calvary of Bétharram. They are asking for permission to celebrate mass one hour before daybreak and one hour after midday and to solicit charity donations throughout the kingdom without being molested. Unsigned and undated.
Additional comments
The diocese of Lescar is in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

Creator

Several priests from Lescar

Source

APF SOCG 199, 124r, 137v

Date

[1622-1648]

Contributor

Addressed to PF

Format

Original, unsigned and undated

Language

Italian

Type

Petition

Identifier

265

Coverage

Origin: unknown
Destination: Rome

Files

Citation

Several priests from Lescar, “Petition from the priests of the Lescar diocese, [1622-1648],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed December 14, 2017, http://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/9751.

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