Isabel de Villena: Prayer and Franciscan Spirituality

Twomey, Lesley (2016) Isabel de Villena: Prayer and Franciscan Spirituality. Mirabilia Journal, 22. pp. 176-200. ISSN 1676-5818

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Franciscan prayer techniques, Franciscanism, Middle Ages, Orality, Passion
Subjects: V300 History by topic
V600 Theology and Religious studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 09:36
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:43

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