Nizioleti

NIZIOLETI - RELIGION

Abate (Abbot): from the presence of an abbey.

Anconetta (Icon): name given to a religious image, from the greek word eikon (image), that godly people laid in a small chapel that they had erected.

Angelo (Angel): from the presence of angel paintings.

Annunziata (Nunciature): by the presence, in the area, of houses of the Apostolic Nuncios, also called Nunziatura or Annunziata.

Ascension (Ascension): from the presence of the church of Ascensione.

Benedetto (Benedict): comes from the former parish church named after San Benedetto. A theater, in the same area, was also named after the same saint.

Boccole (Nuns): in the past, the nuns of the city were also called Boccole, apparently for some clip on the belt of their robe, or maybe for a medallion worn around the neck.

Cà di Dio (God's house): from the name given to the places were pilgrim were accomodated.

Canonica (Rectory): from the presence of the Canonici of San Marco, who lived there, together with the other clergymen.

Capellan (Chaplain): from the presence of chaplain homes.

Cappuccine (Capuchine): from the presence of Capuchine Monk cloisters.

Carità (Charity): derives from the ancient church dedicated to Santa Maria della Carità.

Carmini (Carmelites): the name comes from the Carmelites Friars, who lived in the area between the XII and the XIII century. The church was named after Santa Maria Assunta, also called Maria del Monte Carmelo, and since Carmelo is the same as Carmine, hence comes the name Carmini.

Celestia (Celeste): from the church dedicated to Santa Maria Celeste, also called Assunta in Cielo (ascended to heaven).

Clero (Clergy): from the presence of homes owned by the town's clergy.

Convertite (Redeemed): from the presence of a closter for sinner who wanted to redeem and devolve the rest of their lives to serve God.

Corpus Domini: from the curch build in the XIV century, named after the Corpus Domini (Body of Christ).

Cristo (Christ): from the presence of the so-called Confraternite del Cristo (Chirst congregations), rather than workshops for the manufacture of crucifixes.

Croce (Cross): from the presence of a church dedicated to Santa Croce, after which a whole town district has been named, where in several places crosses can be found.

Eremite (Hermits): from the closter founded by some Agostinian hermits. After the intervention of the Cavanis fathers, the closter became an institution managed by the Canossiane nuns.

Frari (Friars): from the Francescani friars, who originated the current religious organisation of Frari.

Fraterna (Fraternal): from an ancient hospice, for the accomodation of the Poveri Vergognosi (shameful poor).

Frati (Friars): from the presence of abbeys of other places inhabited by friars.

Gatte (Legates): from the presence of Papal Legates or Nuncios, whose name got "corrupted" over time, turning into the current term gatte.

Gesuati: from the brotherhood who settled here, linked to the laity inspired by the spirituality of St. Jerome.

Gesuiti (Jesuits): from the presence, from a period of time, of Jesuits in the religious organisations founded in the XII century by the Padri Crociferi (cross-bearing fathers).

Maddalena: from the church dedicated to Santa Maria Maddalena.

Madonna: from the presence of houses and buildings owned by some religious congregations dedicated to Holy Mary.

Miracoli (Miracles): from the temple dedicated to Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

Misericordia (Mercy): from the presence of a religious school, dedicated to Santa Maria della Misericordia.

Muneghe (Nuns): from the presence of houses inhabited by nuns (muneghe).

Nonsolo (Church servants): from the presence of houses inhabited by the Nonsoli (church servants).

Ognisanti (All Saints): from the small church initially built in year 1472 by some nuns original from the Torcello island, dedicated to the Virgin Mary and All Saints.

Orsoline (Ursuline): from the presence of hospices for poor women, belonging to the congregation of Sant'Orsola.

Papa (Pope): deriva dalla nascita in questa zona a metà 1400 di Pietro Barbo che divenne poi Papa con il nome di Paolo II.

Paradiso (Heaven): from the wonderful look that these areas showed during religious celebrations.

Passion (Passion): from the presence of altars representing the Passion of Christ, rather than by the presence of the Scuola della Passione, one of the several religious schools of the city.

Penitenti (Penitents): from the presence of a hospice for redeemed sinners.

Pietà (Pity): from the presence of a hospice for orphans and foundlings.

Piovan (Parson): the name comes from the presence of houses assigned to parsons (Piovan).

Pizzocchere (Secular nuns): from the presence of closters or hospices for Pinzochere, who were secular nuns, who devolved their lives to poverty and religion.

Preti (Priests): from the presence of houses used as churches by the members of the priestly Chapter.

Redentor (Redeemer): from the Basilica dedicatted to the Redeemer, built by the city to celebrate the end of the plague of the XVI century.

Rosario: from an altar dedicated to Santa Maria del Rosario that used to exist in the area.

Scalzi: from the presence of the brotherhood of the Carmelitani Scalzi (Discalced Carmelites), who settled here from mid-1600.

Sepolcro: for the presence of houses for the accommodation of pilgrims from or to the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

Servi: from the monastery build by some monks belonging to the brotherhood of the Servi di Maria (servants of Mary).

Soccorso: from a hospice fro redeemed sinners.

Spirito Santo: from the presence of a church and a closter of augustinian nuns, dedicated to the Spirito Santo (Holy Spirit).

Tedeum: from the Te Deum song, that was often solemnly sung in the church of Santa Cristina.

Terese: derives from an initial group of women, called Terese, who lived in the former Carmelite convent dedicated to Santa Teresa.

Tolentini: the name comes from the religious who settled there, following San Gaetano da Thiene in the mid sixteenth century.

Umiltà: from the curch and closter dedicated to Santa Maria dell'Umiltà.

Vergini: from the curch and closter dedicated to Santa Maria delle Vergini.

Volto Santo: the religious society dedicated to the Volto Santo (Holy Face) formed by some Florentine silk merchants who settled there in mid-1300.

Zitelle: from the hospice for poor women.


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