Letters from Saint Chantal. Vol ll. 1823. Order of the visitation of Sainte-Marie.Visitandines. Religious heritage. Historical correspondences

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Letters from Saint Chantal, founder of the order of the visitation of Sainte-Marie. Volume 2
In Paris.
J.J. Blaise. bookseller of S.A.S Madame La Duchesses d'Orléans, Douarière.
MD CCC XX lll (1823)
Printing shop of Jules Didot ainé, Knight of the Legion of Honor. King's Printer.
486 pp.
In-8 (21 cm x)
Half brown sheepskin binding. Hardcover. Nerve back. (see photos)
Contreplat, head slice, tail slice and flowered gutter slice. (see photos)
Head cap and tail cap slightly missing (see photos)
Back glued and corners rubbed (see photos)
Pencil writing on cover page and title page (see photos)
Seal "SOLITUDE. Philosophy Seminar. Montreal" (see photos)
Lack of flowers on the last cover page (see photos)
Very clean interior (see photos)

This collection brings together a correspondence from Saint Chantal in which she explains for her contemporaries the role of the Visitandines as well as the main aspects of her faith.
Canonized in 1767, Jeanne-Françoise Frémiot, Baroness de Chantal, founded, with Saint-François de Sales, the order of the visitation of Sainte-Marie (cloistered and contemplative order). She was its first superior.
The financial autonomy of the order results from rules established by its founder. To be admitted, sisters must deposit a sum of money upon entering religious life. This “spiritual dowry” constitutes capital that the Visitandines make grow and that the sisters can bequeath or not to the order upon their death.
Saint Chantal is the patroness of criminals, forgotten people, mothers, widows and women bearing the first name of Jeanne, France, Francine or Chantal.



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