Maria Petyt

Maria Petyt

By J. Chalmers
Book Description

Based on the discovery of an unknown Latin manuscript, Maria Petyt - A Carmelite Mystic in Wartime provides surprising new information about the seventeenth century Flemish mystic Maria Petyt (1623-1677) who wrote many letters to her spiritual director, Michael of St. Augustine.

Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • Chronological Table
  • List of Contributors
  • Map
  • Introduction Hense et al.
    • Introduction
      • Elisabeth Hense
        • Veronie Meeuwsen
        • Esther van de Vate
  • part 1
    • Maria Petyt in Her Context
  • Chapter 1
    • Maria Petyt – A Short Bibliography
      • Esther van de Vate
  • Chapter 2
    • Maria Petyt against the background of the political and religious situation in Flanders in the seventeenth century
      • Esther van de Vate
  • Chapter 3
    • Daily Life at the Hermitage in Mechelen at the Time of Maria Petyt (1657–1677)
      • Michel van Meerbeeck
  • Chapter 4
    • Living as a Spiritual Virgin and Claiming Prophetic Authority: The Parallel Lives of Maria Petyt and Antoinette Bourignon
      • Mirjam de Baar
  • part 2
    • The Latin Manuscript about the Dutch War and Its Interpretation
  • Chapter 5
    • Some Notes on the History of the Manuscript of the Life of Maria Petyt by Michael of St. Augustine
      • Giovanni Grosso
  • Chapter 6
    • ‘Oh, How Spiritual Directors Are Obliged to Remain Silent!’ Michael’s Redaction of the Writings of Maria Petyt: Some Initial Findings
      • Esther van de Vate
  • Chapter 7
    • The Latin Manuscript about the Dutch War and Its Translation in English
      • Veronie Meeuwsen (ed.)
  • Chapter 8
    • Maria Petyt’s Support of the French King
      • Veronie Meeuwsen
  • Chapter 9
    • The Spirituality of Teresa of Avila and the Latin Manuscript about the Dutch War (folios 30r–49v)
      • Elisabeth Hense
  • Chapter 10
    • The Prophetic Spirituality of Maria Petyt and the Latin Manuscript about the Dutch War
      • Anne-Marie Bos
    • Epilogue
      • Joseph Chalmers
  • Index
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