Letters and Vows

in The Inquisition of Francisca

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780226142227
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226142258 | DOI:
Letters and Vows

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This chapter presents some of the letters written by Francisca, and her vows. In her vow in the name of Jesus Christ crucified and the glorious Virgin Mary, Francisca declared that she obliges herself all the days of her life to live in subjection and humility and poverty for the satisfaction of the whole world, which has opposed the humility and poverty of Jesus Christ crucified, trying with all its might to live in pride and riches, even though those same riches have led them to the worst possible ends. She says that she obliges herself to live all the days of her life in the true knowledge of who God is and of His true pathways, which are humility and poverty and gentleness and mildness and mercy, which she proposes to have with all her neighbors in satisfaction for the blindness that all the world has had with respect to knowing and following true pathways of Jesus Christ.

Keywords: vows; subjection; humility; blindness; crucified; poverty

Chapter.  9375 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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