Handmaids of the Lord

Handmaids of the Lord

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Contemporary descriptions of feminine asceticism in the first six Christian centuries. Includes the Life of St. Macrina by St. Gregory of Nyssa; the lives of SS Marcella, Lea, Asella & Principia; of St. Paula the Elder; of St. Demetrias, and of SS Paula the Younger and Pacatula, with materials from the letters of St. Jerome to ascetic women; the life of SS. Melania the Elder and the Younger by Palladius; and also that of St. Melania by Gerontius. Concluding the volume is the life of St. Radegunde (of France) by Venantius Fortunatus and the nun Baudonivia; and the account of her death and funeral by St. Gregory of Tours. Paperbound