Church of San Convertite

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The Chiesa di S. Maria Maddalena Convertite, or San Convertite as it is locally known, was founded in the year 1400 and is a Catholic church.

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Originally named for Mary Magdalen at its founding in 1534, it became known as Le Convertite to reflect its role in converting fallen women. The convent was also a hospice for reformed prostitutes. Although Napoleon denounced the convent in 1806, it was converted to an Austrian prison in 1857 and remains a women's penitentiary today.

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  1. Lorenzetti, Giulio. “Venice and its Lagoon: Historical-Artistic Guide” Edizoni LINT S.R.L. Italy. 1994.
  2. Cotton, Jeff. “Churches of Venice” 2012. http://churchesofvenice.co.uk/index.htm

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