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 A Short Life in Brief

Thomas R. Nevin

in Thérèse of Lisieux: God's Gentle Warrior

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195307214
eISBN:
9780199785032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195307216.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter chronicles the life of St. Thérèse. Thérèse was born in 1873, in the Norman town of Alençon, when her father was well into his fiftieth year. He and his wife, Zé lie, had lost four of ... More


Adolescence and the Struggle for Self‐Assertion

Stephen Haliczer

in Between Exaltation and Infamy: Female Mystics in the Golden Age of Spain

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148633
eISBN:
9780199869923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148630.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Throughout their lives, adolescent women often continued to be subjected to the abuse they endured in their younger years. Their behavior was closely monitored on account of their sexual maturity, ... More


Airing Dirty Linen

Craig A. Monson

in Habitual Offenders: A True Tale of Nuns, Prostitutes, and Murderers in Seventeenth-Century Italy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226335339
eISBN:
9780226335476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226335476.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

On April 1, 1644, at the end of War of Castro, the convent of SS. Filippo e Giacomo for reformed prostitutes in Bologna discovered that Suor Silveria Catterina Pasi and Suor Laura Vittoria Regi had ... More


Autobiography and Other Writings

Ana de San Bartolome

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226143712
eISBN:
9780226143736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143736.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Ana de San Bartolomé (1549–1626), a contemporary and close associate of St. Teresa of Àvila, typifies the curious blend of religious activism and spiritual forcefulness that characterized the first ... More


Autobiography of Ana de San Bartolomé

in Autobiography and Other Writings

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226143712
eISBN:
9780226143736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143736.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents English translations of Ana de San Bartolomé's autobiography, which offers a glimpse into the nature of monastic life during late-sixteenth- and early-seventeenth-century Spain. ... More


Beata Moderna

Clare Copeland

in Maria Maddalena de’ Pazzi: The Making of a Counter-Reformation Saint

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198785385
eISBN:
9780191827310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785385.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

At the time of Maria Maddalena’s death in 1607, public manifestations of cult for people who had not been investigated and recognized for their holiness by the ecclesiastical authorities were causing ... More


Between Exaltation and Infamy: Female Mystics in the Golden Age of Spain

Stephen Haliczer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148633
eISBN:
9780199869923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148630.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Within a culture of male domination, women in the period of the Counter‐Reformation achieved recognition and status as mystics, and their influence extended to all realms of society, including the ... More


The Bonds of Charity: The Special Cares of Cistercian Nuns

Anne E. Lester

in Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449895
eISBN:
9780801462955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449895.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines how and why religious women continued their administration of hospices and domus-Dei and caring the sick, poor, and leprous even after their nunneries were incorporated into the ... More


Book for the Hour of Recreation

Maria de San Jose Salazar

Alison Weber (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226734545
eISBN:
9780226734620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734620.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

María de San José Salazar (1548–1603) took the veil as a Discalced (“barefoot”) Carmelite nun in 1571, becoming one of Teresa of Avila's most important collaborators in religious reform and serving ... More


Book One

in Paternal Tyranny

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226789651
eISBN:
9780226789675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789675.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents a critique of the practice of enclosing of innocent women within convent walls under apparently holy pretexts by the Roman Catholic Church. It presents proof from the Old ... More


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