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The Beguines

The Beguines

an overview of their life, work and spirituality.

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Published by National Library of Canada in Ottawa .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Thesis (M.A.)--University of Toronto, 1992.

SeriesCanadian theses = Thèses canadiennes
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 microfiche : negative.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15136753M
ISBN 100315871954

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The beguines began to form in various parts of Europe over eight hundred years ago, around the year Beguines were laywomen, not nuns, and thus did not take solemn vows and did not live in monasteries. The beguines were a phenomenal movement that swept across Europe yet they were never a religious order or a formalized movement. The Beguines were a phenomenal movement that swept across Europe yet they were never a religious order or a formalized movement. The Wisdom of the Beguines: The Forgotten Story of a .

  Book Summary In 14th century Flanders, a beguine Sister is assaulted while sleeping in her room in the walled compound. The intruder is driven off before she is harmed, but the consequences of the attempted rape are great. The beguines, a religious community of women, teach young children and many are :   The book gave me what I needed: a first step over the threshold. It includes small portraits of many beguines and beguine-adjacent women, including saints Author: Eve Tushnet.


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This book covers a deeply inspiring women's movement that every woman should revere. The Beguines began as an early medieval religious movement of women who refused to let themselves be controlled by the most powerful institution in the western world; the Roman Catholic Church/5(43). Laura Swan's history of the Beguines is for me, a groundbreaking book.

The author identifies this historic group as a type of early women's liberation movement, which it certainly was. As far back as the twelfth century, the Beguines, some noblewomen and some peasant, were determined to live independently of men/5.

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The Book of the Twelve Beguines has been here translated from the original Flemish Texts, collated and The Beguines book by the Society of Flemish Bibliophiles in In the Flemish, the first eight Chapters are in rhymed verse; but I have preferred to follow the example of Surius, and to make no attempt to.

The beguines pooled their resources so that each would have time to pray, read, attend church, listen to lengthy sermons, and minister to the needs of others.

Plainly dressed in simple white or gray tunics and head coverings suggestive of nuns’ habits, (so as not to be mistaken for prostitutes) “some groups of beguines were termed ‘ Soeur Grises’ (Gray Sisters) because of their garb” (Swan,p.

73). According to Laura Swan’s recent book, The Wisdom of the Beguines: The Beguines book Forgotten Story of a Medieval Women’s Movement, the beguines, who flourished for several hundred years, were one of many lay groups seeking the vita apostolica as a faithful response to spiritual renewal.

The Wisdom of the Beguines: The Forgotten Story of a Medieval Women’s Movement traces the history of these semi-cloistered women whose main desire was to serve God. They shunned the status quo by living communal lives without vows, much to the dismay of the Church; many were accused of heresy.

Beguines worked hard at many different occupations including such trades as spinning, weaving, and illuminating books. They were not beggars, but did fund-raising and accepted donations for their good work with the poor and infirm. Associated with the Catholic Church, Beguines are Judeo-Christian in origin and have an interfaith focus suited to the west coast, with affiliations in earth-based and indigenous religions.

The Beguines of Mercy are looking for a spiritual gathering place and look forward to posting new developments as they occur. The Beguines of Medieval Paris: Gender, Patronage, and Spiritual Authority. This book reconstructs the history of beguine communities in one of medieval Europe's most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities: Paris.4/5.

Buy The Wisdom of the Beguines: The Forgotten Story of a Medieval Women's Movement Reprint by Swan, Laura (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(39).

The Beguines of Medieval Paris: Gender, Patronage, and Spiritual Authority (The Middle Ages Series). The Wisdom of the Beguines is a narrative history just one hundred seventy-nine pages long apart from the end-notes and bibliography.

It is worth the time for both students, ministers, and the person in the pew. The Beguines take us on a venture into the many sides of our love for Jesus. That journey begins with tearful gratitude for his sacrifice on the cross and develops into active service for him.

Sometimes our walk with the Lord is peaceful and gratifying. Other times it is stormy and full of yearning. The Beguines of Medieval Paris examines these religious communities and their direct participation in the city's commercial, intellectual, and religious life.

Drawing on an array of sources, including sermons, religious literature, tax rolls, and royal account books, Tanya Stabler Miller contextualizes the history of Parisian beguines within a spectrum of lay religious activity and theological controversy.

Home > Book > Wisdom of the Beguines: The Forgotten Story of a Medieval Women's Movement. Wisdom of the Beguines: The Forgotten Story of a Medieval Women's Movement. The beguines began to form in various parts of Europe over eight hundred years ago.

Beguines were laywomen, not nuns, and they did not live in monasteries. In Bernard MacLaverty's novel, Midwinter Break, Stella is intrigued by the Beguines, a lay Catholic sisterhood, and while she and her husband are on vacation in Amsterdam she meets with a spiritual director at the Begijnhof to investigate how she might become more involved.

Amsterdam's Begijnhof was founded in   GSR Today - An exciting part of my work with GSR is the surprises that pop up now and again. For example, recently I met Sister Rosewitha, a Franciscan Sister from Germany, who told me that her congregation had started out in as a Beguine community in a small town of Dillingen, situated on the Danube River.

Having just read Laura Swan’s book The Wisdom of the Beguines I was thrilled. Heretical mysticism was not without its adherents: in Margareta Porete, a Beguine of Hainault and the author of a book of apparently pantheistic libertinism, was executed in Paris, and the mystic Hadewich Blommaerdine of Brussels (d) found adherents among the Beguines of Brabant and Zeeland.

The bishops and princes, however, protected. The Wisdom of the Beguines by Laura Swan,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(96). Who are the Beguines? I could probably write a book about all their details but think for simplicity sake I will just bullet key points about their lives: The Beguines lived in the mid-twelfth and thirteenth centuries in Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands.The Beguines and the Beghards were Christian lay religious orders that were active in Northern Europe, particularly in the Low Countries in the 13th–16th centuries.

Their members lived in semi-monastic communities but did not take formal religious vows. That is, although they promised not to marry "as long as they lived as Beguines" to quote one of the early Rules, they were free to leave at.Bibliography.

Ernest McDonnell, The Beguines and Beghards in Medieval Culture: With Special Emphasis on the Belgian Scene (New Brunswick: Octagon Books, ). Carol Neel, "The Origins of the Beguines" in Judith M.

Bennett, et. al., ed. Sisters and Workers in the Middle Ages (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, ). Walter Simons, "The Beguine Movement in the Southern Low Countries: A.