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Jacqueline Pascal (1625-1661) used to be the sister of Blaise Pascal and a nun on the Jansenist Port-Royal convent in France. She used to be additionally a prolific author who argued for the non secular rights of ladies and the ideal of conscientious objection to royal, ecclesiastic, and family members authority.

This e-book offers decisions from the complete of Pascal's profession as a author, together with her witty adolescent poetry and her pioneering treatise at the schooling of girls, A Rule for Children, which drew on her reports as schoolmistress at Port-Royal. Readers also will locate Pascal's devotional treatise, which matched each one second in Christ's ardour with a corresponding advantage that his woman disciples should still domesticate; a transcript of her interrogation via church professionals, within which she defended the arguable theological doctrines taught at Port-Royal; a biographical comic strip of her abbess, which awarded Pascal's notion of the suitable nun; and a range of letters delivering lively defenses of Pascal's correct to perform her vocation, despite patriarchal objections.

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She headed a literary salon noted for its production of portraits moraux. Poetry A N O T H E R E P I G R A M , T O M A D A M E D ’ H A U T E F O RT 5 ( A L S O W R I T T E N S P O N TA N E O U S LY ; ALSO WRITTEN BY COMMAND OF MADEMOISELLE) Beautiful masterpiece of the universe, Adorable object of my verse, Do not admire my impromptu poetry. Your eye, which has conquered the universe, Suddenly captured my heart and In the same blow captured my imagination. (May 1638) [SONNET] TO MADAME DE MORANGIS6 It is hard to paint Phyllis, truly a miracle of heaven!

From you, I say, O great God! without meriting it. 8. Jacqueline Pascal, “Épigramme pour remercier Dieu du don de la poésie,” LOM, 126. 9. Jacqueline Pascal, “Stances sur le même sujet,” LOM, 126 –27. Poetry Yes, I received from your goodness This fine gift so long desired By the ardent wishes of so many great souls. By some secret decision, My young and weak understanding Is enlightened by you through these divine flames. Lord, an ungrateful heart Cannot appear innocent Before your holy face. So is it not just That, smitten by a divine torch, I use your very gift To praise your august name?

Introduction Agnès,16 Under the direction of Mère the sister of Mère Angélique, Jacqueline pursued an abbreviated postulancy, given the reclusive years she had already spent in service to her father. Still opposed to her vocation, Blaise communicated with his sister through letters and visits. The conflict between Jacqueline and Blaise became especially bitter over the question of the dowry. As was customary in monastic houses, Jacqueline expected her family to provide her convent with a substantial dowry at the moment she professed her vows.

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