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Sentiments of a penitent soul

Laidronnette, the noble but ugly heroine of Madame d’Aulnoy’s fairy tale Serpentin vert, begs her parents to “allow her to go and shut herself away in the Lonely Castle, to hide her ugliness, and to spare them any further misery. […]...
From: Anecdota on 11 Jan 2021

Madame d’Aulnoy’s productive confinement

According to many critics today, Madame d’Aulnoy’s contes des fées originated in the sociable setting of her salon. Jack Zipes, the doyen of American fairy-tale studies, summarizes the prevailing view: In 1685 she received permission...
From: Anecdota on 2 May 2020

A scene in a nunnery garden

Two young women, attired in low-cut, fine dresses, their veils pulled back over their hair exposing their pretty, young faces, sit in a semi-embrace on a blue loveseat in a garden, one looking lovingly into the eyes of the other with her hand posed to...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Dec 2018

CFP: Historians of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland Annual Conference

The Historians of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland network is a lively community of scholars that includes academics, archivists, students and others interested in the history of women religious from medieval to modern times. The network hosts an...
From: RECIRC on 30 Oct 2017

Inscriptions in the Galway Dominican convent library collection

In an earlier blog I discussed three seventeenth-century books from the Galway Dominican convent library collection which has recently been acquired by the James Hardiman Library. A substantial acquisition, consisting of over 150 books and volumes in...
From: RECIRC on 10 Aug 2017

Three seventeenth-century books from the Galway Dominican convent library collection

The library belonging to the Dominican convent at Taylor’s Hill in Galway was recently acquired by the James Hardiman Library at NUI Galway. A substantial acquisition, consisting of over 150 books and volumes dating from the seventeenth, eighteenth,...
From: RECIRC on 4 May 2017

August Martyrs: Blessed Thomas Percy

Today's martyr is Blessed Thomas Percy, the seventh Earl of Northumberland, beatified in 1895. Pope Leo XIII made some interesting choices of English martyrs to beatify. For example, Blessed Thomas Percy's father, Sir Thomas Percy, executed for his part...

Rumer Godden's Brede and Dame Gertrude More

Dorothy Cummings McLean reviews Rumer Godden's In This House of Brede for Crisis Magazine:Novels are what we read when we should be reading something else—or are they? Currently I should be reading Henri Nouwen’s “modern spiritual classic,” The...

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