Letters of Jacqueline 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:
Letters of Jacqueline Pascal

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Both as a laywoman and as a nun, Jacqueline Pascal conducted an extensive correspondence. Frequent correspondents included family members (father Étienne, brother Blaise, sister Gilberte) and the principals of the Port–Royal convent (Mère Angélique, Mère Agnès, Mère Angélique de Saint Jean). This chapter presents a selection of letters which include works displaying the following traits: commentary on the major events of Jacqueline Pascal's life; exemplars of Pascal's skill as a moralist; defenses of the spiritual freedom of women.

Keywords: correspondence; family members; Port–Royal convent; moralist; spiritual freedom

Chapter.  12378 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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