Isabel de Villena: Prayer and Franciscan Spirituality

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Abstract

This essay examines traces of the oral in the prayers written by Isabel de Villena (1430-1490), abbess of the Santa Trinitat convent in Valencia. The essay compares the prayers of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane in the Vita Christi with St Francis’s Office of the Passion. It finds that whilst there are some similarities between St Francis’s Office and Villena’s Vita Christi, this is because of technique in using phrases from the Psalms rather than direct influence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-200
JournalMirabilia Journal
Volume22
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 13 Mar 2016

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