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?

Inspired by means of a chain of visions, Francisca de los Apóstoles (1539-after 1578) and her sister Isabella tried in 1573 to prepare a beaterio, a lay group of pious ladies dedicated to the non secular existence, to provide prayers and penance for the reparation of human sin, in particular these of corrupt clerics. yet their efforts to minister to the terrible of Toledo and to name for common ecclesiastical reform have been met with resistance, first from neighborhood non secular officers and, later, from the Spanish Inquisition. by way of early 1575, the Inquisitional tribunal in Toledo had obtained numerous statements denouncing Francisca from the various very girls she had attempted to assist, in addition to from a few of her monetary and spiritual sponsors. Francisca was once finally arrested, imprisoned by way of the Inquisition, and investigated for spiritual fraud.

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.

Show description

Read Online or Download Francisca de los Apóstoles: the inquisition of Francisca : a sixteenth-century visionary on trial PDF

Best church history books

The Making of a Christian Aristocracy: Social and Religious Change in the Western Roman Empire

A magnificent piece of labor. Salzman has produced the main entire quantitative examine of conversion of noblemen thus far. I really loved her concluding bankruptcy on their impact on Christianity. She exhibits that fourth-century bishops followed the rhetoric of the Aristocracy and honor of their preaching and writing in a fashion that appealed to aristocrats.

Das Antichristdrama des Mittelalters der Reformation und Gegenreformation

Die vorliegende Arbeit beschaftigt sich ausschlieBlich mit dem Anti christdrama; Weltgerichtsspiele und sonstige eschatologische Spiele, wie etwa das Zehnjungfrauenspie1, sind nicht beriicksichtigt. Die Griinde dafiir sind erstens praktisch: die Gesamtheit der eschatologischen Spiele hatte nur in einem erheblich groBeren Rahmen behandelt werden konnen.

Francis of Assisi : the life and afterlife of a medieval saint

First released in France, the place it was once offered the Prix Chateaubriand, this masterful new biography of Francis is now to be had in English

Image, Word and God in the Early Christian Centuries

Christianity publicizes Christ and the incarnate be aware of God; the Bible is defined because the be aware of God in either Jewish and Christian culture. Are those usages in basic terms homonymous, or may the ancients have well-known a extra intimate relation among the notice incarnate and the observe proclaimed? This ebook investigates the idea that of trademarks in pagan, Jewish and Christian proposal, to be able to elucidating the polyphonic capabilities which the be aware obtained whilst utilized in theological discourse.

Extra info for Francisca de los Apóstoles: the inquisition of Francisca : a sixteenth-century visionary on trial

Sample text

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.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.16 of 5 – based on 31 votes