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The Care of Nuns: The Ministries of Benedictine Women in England during the Central Middle Ages

Katie Ann-Marie Bugyis

Abstract

This book recovers the liturgical and pastoral ministries performed by Benedictine nuns in England from 900 to 1225. Three ministries are examined in detail—liturgically reading the gospel, hearing confessions, and offering intercessory prayers for others—but they are prefaced by profiles of the monastic officers most often charged with their performances—cantors, sacristans, prioresses, and abbesses. This book challenges past scholarly accounts of these ministries that either locate them exclusively in the so-called Golden Age of double monasteries headed by abbesses in the seventh and eighth ... More

Keywords: Benedictine, nun, manuscript, ministry, liturgy, pastoral care, literacy, authority, agency, cura monialium

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190851286
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190851286.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katie Ann-Marie Bugyis, author
Joy Foundation Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University