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By Jacqueline Pascal

Jacqueline Pascal (1625-1661) used to be the sister of Blaise Pascal and a nun on the Jansenist Port-Royal convent in France. She used to be additionally a prolific author who argued for the non secular rights of girls and the correct of conscientious objection to royal, ecclesiastic, and relations authority.

This e-book provides choices from the complete of Pascal's profession as a author, together with her witty adolescent poetry and her pioneering treatise at the schooling of ladies, A Rule for Children, which drew on her stories as schoolmistress at Port-Royal. Readers also will locate Pascal's devotional treatise, which matched each one second in Christ's ardour with a corresponding advantage that his woman disciples may still domesticate; a transcript of her interrogation by means of church specialists, within which she defended the arguable theological doctrines taught at Port-Royal; a biographical comic strip of her abbess, which provided Pascal's belief of the proper nun; and a variety of letters supplying lively defenses of Pascal's correct to perform her vocation, despite patriarchal objections.

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Jacqueline Pascal: Premières études sur les femmes illustres et la société du XVIIe siècle. 8th ed. Paris: Didier, 1877. Originally published in 1845. Pascal, Blaise (1623 –1662). Oeuvres complètes avec tous les documents biographiques et critiques; les oeuvres d’Étienne, de Gilberte et de Jacqueline Pascal et celles de Marguerite Périer; la correspondance des Pascal et des Périer. , ed. Jean Mesnard. Paris: Desclée de Brouwer, 1964 – 91. Pascal, Jacqueline, Gilberte Pascal Périer, , and Marguerite Périer.

L’éducation à Port-Royal: Saint-Cyran; Arnauld; Lancelot; Nicole; De Saci; Guyot; Coustel; Fontaine; Jacqueline Pascal. Paris: Hachette, 1887. 15 16 Introduction Cahné, Pierre. ’” Chroniques de Port-Royal, no. 31 (1982): 121–26. Carré, Irénée. Les pédagogues de Port-Royal: Saint-Cyran, De Saci, Lancelot, Guyot, Coustel, Le Maître, Nicole, Arnauld, etc. Jacqueline Pascal; Histoire des petites écoles, notices; extraits et analyses avec des notes. Paris: C. Delagrave, 1887. Delforge, Frédéric. ” Chroniques de Port-Royal, no.

Her numerous letters and addresses, widely published by the Jansenist press, her revival of the convent school, and her alliance with powerful aristocrats (Madame de Longueville, Madame de Sablé) gave her a prominence well beyond the confines of the order. 15. , LOM, 157–76. Introduction Agnès,16 Under the direction of Mère the sister of Mère Angélique, Jacqueline pursued an abbreviated postulancy, given the reclusive years she had already spent in service to her father. Still opposed to her vocation, Blaise communicated with his sister through letters and visits.

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