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A rule for children and other writings by Jacqueline Pascal

By Jacqueline Pascal

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

This booklet 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 reviews 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 girl disciples may still domesticate; a transcript of her interrogation through church professionals, within which she defended the debatable theological doctrines taught at Port-Royal; a biographical comic strip of her abbess, which awarded Pascal's notion of the proper nun; and a range of letters providing lively defenses of Pascal's correct to perform her vocation, despite patriarchal objections.

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Throughout the “crisis of the signature,” he counseled the nuns to sign the formulary without reservation. 14. Jacqueline Arnauld, Mère Angélique (1591–1661), was appointed abbess of Port-Royal as an adolescent and began the reform of the convent in 1608. Her support for Saint-Cyran in the 1630s turned the convent into a center of Jansenism. Her numerous letters and addresses, widely published by the Jansenist press, her revival of the convent school, and her alliance with powerful aristocrats (Madame de Longueville, Madame de Sablé) gave her a prominence well beyond the confines of the order.

Paris: Letouzey et Ané, 1959. Picquenard, Thérèse. ” Chroniques de Port-Royal, no. 31 (1982): 104 – 6. Rennes, Jacques. Vie de Jacqueline Pascal. Geneva: Roulet, 1948. Ricard, Antoine. Les premiers Jansénistes et Port-Royal. Paris: E. Plon, 1883. Sainte-Beuve, Charles-Augustin. Port-Royal. 1859. Ed. Maxime Leroy. 3 vols. Paris: Gallimard; Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, 1952, 1954, 1955. A detailed study of education at Port-Royal is found in 2:417– 603. Société des amis de Port-Royal, Deux grandes figures d’Auvergne: Gilberte et Jacqueline Pascal; Colloque organisé par le Centre International Blaise Pascal; Actes.

By an excess of goodness, Without any merit on your part, Her mouth called you small marvels. But despite my glorious state, The great sadness of no longer seeing her eyes Opens my soul to a lingering ennui. One moment of pleasure Only deepens my desire And leaves me with an endless regret for its loss. (May 1638) EPIGRAM FOR MADEMOISELLE4 ( W R I T T E N S P O N TA N E O U S LY U P O N H E R C O M M A N D ) Muse, our great princess Commands you today to exercise your skill To praise her beauty.

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