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|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||vii, 299 pages ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||The inspiration to compose: burial in oblivion and the miraculous discovery of an incorrupt body --
Anne of the Ascension, first prioress at Antwerp --
Teresa of Jesus Maria, sister of Anne of the Ascension: her career and remarkable death --
Margaret of St Francis: the holy simplicity of a lay sister at Antwerp and Lierre --
Anne of St Bartholomew: her sight of the infant Jesus handing out sugar-plums, and the remarkable discovery of her uncorrupted body --
Catherine of the blessed sacrament: the vocation of a 'poor imperfect religious' who relished patched clothing --
Anne of St Teresa: her career at various convents, her terror about an apparition and her instructions for the enclosure of a convent --
Agnes of St Albert: her overwhelming sense of vocation that lead her to break into the convent --
Clare of the annunciation and Delphina of St Joseph: two religious linked by marvellous events --
Anne of St Maria and Tecla of St Paul: childhood friends in religion, one a favourite of the king --
Anne of the angels: her grand entrance and clothing --
Paula of St Joseph and Alexia of St Winefrid, two of Anne Somerset's entourage: a sudden death whilst whitewashing and the life of a little mouse --
Anne of St Bartholomew and Mary Teresa of Jesus: their entries at an advanced age --
Francisca of the blessed sacrament; her near abduction as a child and her later seduction by witchcraft --
Mary Frances of St Teresa: the instigator of the Antwerp lives, a treasure of the community, drawn to her vocation by Reading --
Teresa Joseph of the sacred heart of Jesus: her father, like a jealous lover, reists her Teresian vocation --
Clare Joseph of Jesus Maria: her dreams and spiritual favours; and her appearance to another religious in a vision --
Mary Margaret of the angels: her conversion from Protestantism by reading books of controversy; and her death from gangrene --
Winifred of St Teresa: her miraculous recovery as a child; her life and death as a lay sister --
Anne Maria Joseph of St Xaveria: the widowed sister of Catherine Burton --
Mary Joseph of St Teresa: the life and death of the first compiler, who knew her vocation at a country dance and who left loving instructions for her sisters. Teresa de Jesus and Ann Joseph of the Ascension: two lives of mutual care --
Mary Magdalen of St Joseph: her dramatic journey from Maryland, her Teresian vocation, and her cure from rheumatism --
Mary Xaveria of the angels: her mental affliction in which she fancied herself to be a priest and excommunicated the bells --
Mary of St Barbara: the life of an Oblate from the coffee-house --
Angela Maria of St Joseph: her early life in which she almost dies of malnutrition; and her seduction to become a Carmelite after which she once drank her own urine in an act of misplaced obedience --
Mary Margaret of the angels: her journey from Maryland in which she almost falls in love with a young gentleman; her burial as the convent is threatened by imperial edict --
Mary Xaveria of the angels: her illness, miraculous cure and her spiritual favours before and after death --
Mary Margaret of the angels: the discovery of her incorrupt body and the writing of her life --
Margaret of St Teresa, the first prioress at Lierre: her early sense of vocation and progress towards a religious life; her skill in resolving conflicts; her devotion to Anne of the Ascension and her death in which she is no longer wrinkled or crooked --
The lives of the Mostyn family --
The lives of the Bedingfield family --
Mary Gertrude of the Annunciation: an impediment in her head, her early vocation and subsequent afflictions --
Mary Magdalen of Jesus and Agnes Maria of St Joseph: their double deaths and burial --
Mary Terease of Jesus: her vision of her mother, all in white, on her way to Heaven --
Anne Teresa of Jesus: a colonel's daughter, scrupulous in saving time when she met with her brother; mortified in sleepiness, and a lover of poverty after whose death from leprosey singing was heard --
Marie Teresa of St Albert: a lay sister of extraordinary strength, a lover of solitude who sat in the trees --
Teresa Maria of Jesus, Mary of St Joseph and Elizabeth Ursula of the visitation: three religious of extraordinary humility --
who ate scraps, were sparing in their use of candle and pen, and who did servants' work --
Anne Therese of the presentation, Anna Maria of St Joseph and Joseph Teresa of the purification: three lay sisters who learned the English manner of cooking --
Mary Rose of the sacred heart of Jesus: her dramatic journey from Maryland and her death, after which she continued to sweat.
|Series Title:||Early modern Englishwoman, 1500-1750., Contemporary editions.|
|Responsibility:||[edited by] Nicky Hallett.|
'These Carmelite documents are largely unpublished and have been hitherto inaccessible to lay scholars: Hallett is to be congratulated on obtaining the permission of present-day Carmelites to publish
- Discalced Carmelite Nuns -- Biography.
- Carmelites -- Biography.
- Monastic and religious life of women.
- Monasticism and religious orders for women -- Biography.
- Church history -- 17th century.
- Church history -- 18th century.
- Discalced Carmelite Nuns.
- Church history.
- Monasticism and religious orders for women.