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Saint Mary Of Egypt

Three Medieval Lives in Verse

Translated by Ron Pepin and Hugh Feiss OSB

The saintly austerities of Mary of Egypt so impressed early monks that they recorded her life to edify their brethren. Many versions circulated and the tale traveled from Palestine to Europe, from Greek to Latin to French to Spanish, from prose to poetry, from hagiography to literature, and from the monastery into the world outside. Here we see Mary through the eyes of three medieval poets: Flodoard, a canon of Reims († 966), Hildebert of Lavardin, a bishop, († 1134), and an Anonymous Spaniard. Ronald E. Pepin received his Ph.D. in Classics from Fordham University. After serving as a professor of Humanities for over thirty years, Pepin retired to the small orchard in Connecticut where he now resides. He occasionally teaches Elderhostel courses at Ascension Priory in Idaho. A member of the Medieval Academy of America, Dr. Pepin is the author of numerous articles in scholarly journals, and he has published five books, among them other translations from Latin.

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The Herald of God's Loving-KindnessBooks 1 and 2

Gertrud the Great of Helfta; Translated, with an Introduction, by Alexandra Barratt

Placed in the monastery of Helfa, in Upper Saxony, at the age of five, Gertrud began having visions and writing at twenty-five. Book 1, written by a nun of Helfta, reveals the personality and virtues of Gertrud. Avoiding hagiographical commonplaces, the writer reveals both the strengths and the shortcomings of her very human and very committed heroine. Book 2, contains Gertrud's own account of her spiritual experiences.

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The Herald of God's Loving-KindnessBook 3

Gertrud the Great of Helfta; Translated, with an Introduction, by Alexandra Barratt

Placed in the monastery of Helfta, in Upper Saxony, at the age of five, Gertrud began having visions and writing at twenty-five. The first two Books of The Herald were written by her own hand; Book Three, compiled twenty years later by another member of the community, 'expounds something of the favors lavished on or revealed to her'. It provides insights into the life and spirituality of this 'most literate of all medieval women visionaries.'

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Spiritual Exercises

Gertrud the Great of Helfta; Translated, with an Introduction, by Gertrud Jaron Lewis and Jack Lewis

The most scholarly of the remarkable nuns of Helfta composed these meditations, rituals, prayers, instructions on how to pray, chants, hymns, and litanies in the late thirteenth century. Her mastery of poetic prose attests to the level of women's education in the highly cultured abbey she entered as a child of five and never, so far as we know, left even once.

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The Life of Beatrice of Nazareth

Translated, and annotated by Roger DeGanck OCSO

The life and mystical experiences of an intelligent and artistic thirteenth-century flemish nun are described in this contemporary biography, drawn from a lost autobiography. Her own Seven Manieren van Minne is incorporated into the text and given in translation from two redactions: the Latin of her biographer and her own vernacular.

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The Herald of God's Loving-KindnessBook 3

Gertrud the Great of Helfta; Translated, with an Introduction, by Alexandra Barratt

Placed in the monastery of Helfa, in Upper Saxony, at the age of five, Gertrud began having visions and writing at twenty-five. The first two Books of The Herald were written by her own hand; Book Three, compiled twenty years later by another member of the community, 'expounds something of the favors lavished on or revealed to her'. It provides insights into the life and spirituality of this 'most literate of all medieval women visionaries.'

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