By Marilyn H. Fedewa
information of María of Ágreda's remarkable attributes unfold from her cloistered convent in seventeenth-century Ágreda (Spain) to the courtroom in Madrid and past. with out leaving her village, the abbess impacted the dominion, her church, and the hot international; Spanish Hapsburg king Felipe IV sought her religious and political suggestions for over twenty-two years. established upon her transcendent visionary reports, Sor María chronicled the lifetime of Mary, mom of Jesus of Nazareth, in Mystical urban of God, a piece the Spanish Inquisition quickly condemned. In the US, experiences emerged that she had miraculously seemed to Jumano local americans - a feat corroborated by means of witnesses in Spain, Texas, and New Mexico, the place she is commemorated this present day because the mythical "Lady in Blue." Lauded in Spain as essentially the most influential ladies in its heritage, and within the usa as an inspiring pioneer, Sor María's tale will entice cultural historians and to ladies who've struggled for equanimity opposed to all odds.
Marilyn Fedewa's biography of this attention-grabbing lady integrates voluminous autobiographical, ancient, and literary assets released by means of and approximately María of Ágreda. With liberal entry to Sor María's papal delegate in Spain and convent records in Ágreda, Fedewa skillfully reconstructs a old and non secular backdrop opposed to which Sor María's voice might be heard.
"Marilyn Fedewa has written a stirring portrait of María of Ágreda, an excellent . . . amazing participant in significant religious and secular occasions of [her] age." - Kenneth A. Briggs, former faith editor for the hot York Times
"A interesting biography of a rare girl informed from the viewpoint of her 17th-century Spanish spiritual culture." - Clark A. Colahan, writer of Visions of Sor María de Ágreda: Writing wisdom and Power
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Marilyn H. Fedewa has served as vp of Olivet university, Michigan, and on the director point inside of Michigan country University's improvement workplace. Her guides comprise various articles approximately María of Ágreda and coauthorship of guy in movement, Emil Lockwood's biography.
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