The Book of Divine Consolation of the Blessed Angela of Foligno

The Book of Divine Consolation of the Blessed Angela of Foligno

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309 Pages. Complete and Unabridged with Legible Sized Print.

In this "Medieval Library," which comprises a selection of the choicest medieval romances and other works of permanent interest, especially such as have hitherto been little, if at all, known to American readers.

For the exquisite make-up of these little books in the "Mediaeval Library" the book-lover cannot be too grateful. He may almost, for a moment, have the illusion of holding in his hand an original sixteenth-century manual of devotion. The worn-looking leather binding with impressed picture, the quaint brass clasps, the facsimiles of the original woodcuts, all lend added charm to this delightful record of the conversion, penitence, temptation and Divine Consolations of the blessed Angela." Like many a saint, the blessed Angela was led through sin to consciousness. She entered on the life of penance after her first youth was spent in the neighborhood of the church of the Friars Minor, at Foligno, and remained there till her death in 1309. Her "visions" were of an exceptionally intellectual type resulting in a fine conviction of the profit of tribulation, in self-knowledge and sense of proportionate values.

--The North American Review, Vol. 191

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781663543011
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 07/31/2020
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Blessed Angela of Foligno, T.O.S.F. (1248 – 4 January 1309) was an Italian Franciscan tertiary who became known as a mystic from her extensive writings about her mystical revelations. Due to the respect those writings engendered in the Catholic Church she became known as "Mistress of Theologians". Angela was noted not only for her spiritual writings, but also for founding a religious community which refused to become an enclosed religious order so that it might continue her vision of caring for those in need. It is still active. The Catholic Church declared Angela to be a saint in 2013. Her canonization was an “equivalent canonization” (without executing the ordinary judicial process of canonization)

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