- Matthias Nazarei
Born to the nobility, the only child of Count Gualtiero Nazarei and his wife Sibilla, from her youth Matthia preferred a simple life and rejected all the pomp of court life. When her father threatened her with an arranged marriage, she fled to the convent of Santa Maddalena at Metalica, Italy and became a Benedictine nun. Served as abbess of the house for 40 years. The convent later adopted the rule of the Poor Clares, and so Matthia is often listed as a Poor Clare. In 1758 the house was re-named Beata Matthias in her honour.
- in Metalica, Marches of Ancona, Italy
- 13th century of natural causes
- re-interred near the high altar of her convent chapel
- body moved in 1536, found incorrupt and sweating
- body moved in 1756 in order to repair the chapel, and found incorrupt
- “Blessed Matthia dei Nazzarei“. Saints.SQPN.com. 30 December 2012. Web. 20 May 2013. <>