The Society of the Sacred Heart in 19th century France, 1800-1865
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: Cork University Press
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When writing these essays I drew on the expertise of librarians, archivists and historians in Paris and Rome. I would like to thank in particular the librarians and archivists of the Archives Nationales and Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; the Archives de...
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Do you realise that you know more than you think you know? Do you realise that if you use all you know, and all the possibilities within you, that there is almost nothing you can’t do? More serious than that is this fact: if you use more...
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In the wake of the Counter Reformation and more intensely after the French Revolution, religious communities of women sprang up with astonishing rapidity in France. These communities shared a spiritual path, provided companionship...
CHAPTER 1: ‘One Musical Ensemble’ The Society of the Sacred Heart, 1800–1865: The evolution of a community
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When recalling the early days of the Society of the Sacred Heart Madeleine Sophie Barat described how it grew in a spontaneous, even haphazard, way. She told how she went to Paris in 1795, at the age of sixteen, and over time met small groups of men...
CHAPTER 2: The Society of the Sacred Heart: An educational model
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The first members of the Society of the Sacred Heart shared a desire to rebuild French society and especially the church after the impact of the Revolution. They gathered from 1800, initially in small groups, and set up small boarding schools...
CHAPTER 3: The Society of the Sacred Heart and the Jesuits in the Lifetime of Madeleine Sophie Barrat
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There was a certain truth in the accusation. There were close links between the Society of the Sacred Heart and the Jesuits which evolved and changed in the course of the nineteenth...
CHAPTER 4: Medical Biography in the Society of the Sacred Heart
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Good health was essential in the Society of the Sacred Heart if the members were to fulfil their tasks in the schools, farms, kitchens, infirmaries and in the daily round of domestic and community services. The 1815 Constitutions discuss...
CHAPTER 5: The Spiritual Leadership of Madeleine Sophie Barat
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But in fact Sophie Barat left ‘essential information’ in the form of a vast archive of 14,000 letters, two journals and a testament. Since Sophie Barat’s process for canonisation began soon after her death all who possessed letters from her, within...
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The five essays in this book present some of the collective and individual biographies of members of the Society of the Sacred Heart in nineteenth- century France. Central to their experience was the form of life they created, which responded to their spiritual ideals and was socially possible for them to live....
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Publication Year: 2012