the beguines

the Beguines


Let’s Begin with the Beguines…

Marcella Pattyn died on April 14th, 2013, and with her died a religious way of life that had survived for more than 800 years.  Her enclosed community of sisters was not a convent—but a “beguinage.”

This section is about “non-conventional” monastic living.

The last of the Beguines (from an article in the Economist – click to read it)

The Wisdom of the Beguines: The Forgotten Story of a Medieval Women’s MovementSybil Dana Reynolds

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