Francisca de los Apóstoles: the inquisition of Francisca : a by Ahlgren, Gillian T. W.; Francisca de los Apóstoles.,
By Ahlgren, Gillian T. W.; Francisca de los Apóstoles., Francisca de los Apóstoles, Francisca, de los Apóstoles.; Francisca, de los Apóstoles, 1539?
This ebook includes what little is understood approximately Francisca—the a number of letters she wrote in addition to the transcript of her trial—and bargains sleek readers a standpoint at the particular function and standing of non secular ladies in sixteenth-century Spain. Chronicling the drama of Francisca's interrogation and her lively yet finally unsuccessful protection, The Inquisition of Francisca—transcribed from greater than 300 folios and released for the 1st time in any language—will be a invaluable source for either experts and scholars of the background and faith of Spain within the 16th century.
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41 In her testimony, Francisca states that her conﬂicts with demons ended when she took her vows on November 1, 1574. As she describes it, Francisca understood that she had achieved a victory over the demons, a sign of which she felt in the form of deep interior peace. Her desire to dedicate herself to prayer, fasting, and communion increased, and she sought for herself a greater intercessory role. In prayer, she asked God how she could contribute to the salvation of humanity. A second, more intense experience of visionary prayer would provide her with new directions.
13. For a summary of the evolution of the Valdés Index and a review of its sources, see Virgilio Pinto Crespo, Inquisición y control ideológico en la España del siglo XVI (Madrid: Taurus, 1983), 149–72. 14. See discussion in Ahlgren, Teresa of Avila and the Politics of Sanctity, 39–42. Volume Editor’s Introduction omy and charismatic authority of beatas was expressed clearly by the Supreme Council of the Inquisition, which sought to assess the inﬂuence of beatas throughout Spain and to achieve consensus about limiting their freedom of movement.
Volume Editor’s Introduction endemoniadas heal from spiritual illness through increased devotional practices like prayer and the sacraments. Miguel Ruíz advised Isabel to change her lifestyle by dressing with modesty, keeping herself enclosed, and devoting herself to prayer and communion. This more pastoral approach appeared to address the problem: within eight days of her association with Miguel Ruíz, Isabel experienced a remarkable improvement, characterized by the return of sound judgment and a more normal domestic life.