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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