Ronney Mourad and Dianne Guenin-Lelle

in The Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199841127
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919536 | DOI:

Series: AAR Religions in Translation


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Guyon is moved from Vincennes to a small, decrepit convent house in Vaugirard in October of 1696. The nuns there spy on her and torment her, having been promised positions of authority as payment for their services. She describes the ongoing involvement of Joachim Trotti de La Chétardie in several plots meant to tarnish her public reputation, though she attributes the final responsibility for these machinations to Louis-Antoine de Noailles, the Archbishop of Paris. Among her other punishments, she is denied the Eucharist. She reports and interprets several dreams of spiritual significance, and she reflects on the value of suffering. She reiterates her equanimity despite her situation.

Keywords: Joachim Trotti de La Chétardie; Louis-Antoine de Noailles; dreams; problem of evil

Chapter.  5302 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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