Letter from Pierre de Piviers to PF the vice-prefect, Luigi Capponi, 1646-12-17, Orléans

Title

Letter from Pierre de Piviers to PF the vice-prefect, Luigi Capponi, 1646-12-17, Orléans

Subject

Madagascar
Capuchins
Discalced Carmelites

Description

Letter from the Capuchin Pierre de Piviers to Cardinal Capponi requesting a salvoconduct for a number of Capuchin missionaries. At the end of Piviers' letter there is a note suggesting to send a mission to Madagascar, as there are rich and affluent Parisians doing business, and going there regularly. He believes the mission would be fruitful, as the natives have no religion and are docile by nature. PF note at the end indicates that the island had already been assigned to the Discalced Carmelite order, and that the general of the order should be contacted about the matter. The latin translation of this document can be found on f. 125r.
Date discussed 1647-06-17
Additional comments
Pierre de Piviers had also written to PF about Madagascar in 1643, suggesting that a mission of Normand Capuchins be sent there, since Normand merchants went to that isle most frequently. His letter was read in a PF meeting, but no response was sent. PF meeting took place on 1 June 1643, with four cardinals present: St. Onofrius, Pamphylius, Pallottus, and Ginettus (in PF ACTA 15, f. 338v, no. 11. 299, not in this database).

Creator

Pierre de Piviers

Source

APF SOCG 145, 125r, 126r, 127v

Date

1646-12-17

Contributor

Addressed to Luigi Capponi

Relation

For the PF general meeting discussing this letter, see: APF ACTA 17, 441r-v, issue 28 (database item 139).

Format

Original (in French) and contemp. translation (into Latin); French original signed; PF notes in Latin and Italian

Language

French
Latin
Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

144

Coverage

Origin: Orléans
Destination: Rome

Citation

Pierre de Piviers, “Letter from Pierre de Piviers to PF the vice-prefect, Luigi Capponi, 1646-12-17, Orléans,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed November 16, 2019, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13763.

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