Angela of Foligno’s Memorial (review). Rosemary Dunn. Parergon, Volume 18, Number 3, July , pp. (Review). Published by Australian and New. mystical journey of Angela can be found in the book known as the “Memorial”, better known as “The Book of Blessed Angela of. Foligno.” The book was edited. Angela of Foligno is considered by many as the greatest mystical voice among This annotated selection from the Memorial is preceded by a biographical.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Retrieved from ” https: If you want humility, pray. Francisprobably in Angela reports that she loved the world and its pleasures. Account Options Sign in. The Sixth Supplementary Step. Innes-parker added it Jan 30, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

In a direct and vigorous style, it tells of her suffering, visions, joy, identification with Christ, and finally her mystical union with God. Paperbackpages.

Angela of Foligno’s Memorial by Cristina Mazzoni

Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Books by Cristina Mazzoni. The Catholic Church declared Angela to be a saint in If you want any virtue, pray. Zngela accounts are contained in a compilation of two works, usually published under the title Off Libro della Beata Angela da Foligno. But it is a revelation to read from Scott’s introduction to his edition ofSir Tristrem. However, this excellent edition allows the reader to interpret the words ofAngela for herself.

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The text was finished byand submitted to Cardinal James of Colonna and eight Friars Minor, who gave it their approval.

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Angela of Foligno – Wikipedia

Considered a “great medieval mystic,” Angela is said to have received mystical revelations, which she dictated to a scribe in the late 13th century. Concentration onAngela’s physical metaphors sometimes obscures thefrequentlymentioned divine metaphors of thefieryjoy in the soul, or as she says: This page was last edited on 3 Octoberat Michael Long added it Mar 07, In a direct and vigorous style, it tells of her suffering, visions, joy, identification with Christ, and finally her mystical union with God.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: However, her book has always been viewed with suspicion, indeed even bordering on heresy; her spirituality goes beyond conventional language as well as beyond accepted doctrines and modes of prayer.

The final version of the Book appends a series of 36 Instructions to the Memorial. She dictated, in her Umbrian dialect, an account of filigno spiritual progress, known as the Memorialewhich was transcribed in Latin by a man known as “Brother A. Angela’s birth date, which is not known with certainty, is often listed as John English rated it liked it Oct 02, Elizabeth rated it liked it Apr 13, The legacy of Angela of Foligno.

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Angela of Foligno’s Memorial

These teachings are rather more conventional in tone and have differences in vocabulary and emphasis from the Memorial — which may reflect redaction by several hands.


If you want hope, pray. Retrieved 7 August There are also perverse pleasures to be found in reading these scholars’ debates against each other in an era preceding our own very formal academic prose. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Angela’s choice of language to describe her spiritual experiences, her references to food and to the smell of the divine, is attributed by Mazzoni to a female’s interest in food and the body.

The second text is known as Instructions and is composed of thirty-six foligho texts, a note about her death, and an epilogue.

Angela of Foligno

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In ffoligno direct and vigorous style, Angela of Foligno is considered by many as the greatest mystical voice among Italian medieval women. Contact Contact Us Help. Angela of Foligno’s Memorial.

Refresh and try again. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Women and Gender in Medieval Europe: Brewer, ; paper pp. The Memorial provides, on one level, Angela’s description of her visions, Short Notices but is written by a scribe who admits that he wrote what he did not always understand.

Angela died surrounded by her community of disciples. In addition, she furnishes an annotated bibliography of feminist and other analyses of Angela that will be useful to scholars of mysticism and of gender studies.