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

Title

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

Subject

France (missions in)

Description

Petition on behalf of 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. 15 years ago a miraculous image of the Virgin was discovered at the foot of the mountain of Bétharram, and since then so many pilgrims have visited, that with their donations a church and hostel (for pilgrims) was built, as well as houses for the priests. 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 also asking for permission to celebrate mass one hour before daybreak and one hour after midday, and to also solicit charity donations throughout the kingdom without being molested. The petition is undated and unsigned.
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: [Calvaire]
Destination: Rome

Citation

Several priests from Lescar, “Petition on behalf of the priests of the Lescar diocese, [1622-1648],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed December 18, 2018, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13883.

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