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A Memoir of Mère Marie Angélique by Soeur Jacqueline De Sainte Euphémie Pascal

in A Rule for Children and Other Writings

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780226648316
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226648347 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226648347.003.0007
A Memoir of Mère Marie Angélique by Soeur Jacqueline De Sainte Euphémie Pascal

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Shortly after the death of the abbess Mère Angélique on August 6, 1661, Mère Angélique de Saint–Jean asked members of the Port–Royal community to write their recollections of her words and actions. The purpose of these memorials was to document the sanctity and orthodoxy of the controversial reformer at a moment of heightened anti-Jansenist persecution. In response to this request, Jacqueline Pascal composed her Memoir of Mère Marie Angélique in the late summer or early autumn of 1661. This biographical sketch underscores the wisdom of the abbess.

Keywords: anti-Jansenist persecution; Mère Angélique de Saint–Jean; memorials; Port–Royal

Chapter.  1585 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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