Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Friends, Associates Penelope Aubin
Living in Hammersmith, she and her mother were close neighbours of the queen dowager, Catherine of Braganza , and of a convent and girls' school run by the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (the...
Material Conditions of Writing Mary Ward
From the time of the suppression of the Institute in 1631, MW 's letters teem with code names (the Pope is the Scouf or Antony). One letter, written invisibly in lemon juice in England...
Occupation Mary Ward
MW spoke about her Institute to a pair of senior clerics appointed by Pope Urban VIII to advise him; they were not, as he supposed, neutral or favourable towards it.
Chambers, Mary Catharine Elizabeth. The Life of Mary Ward (1585-1645). Coleridge, Henry JamesEditor , Burns and Oates, 1882.
2: 288-9
Occupation Mary Ward
The companions now settled into the good works which were to be an important feature of their mission. Living austerely, gathering more women to join them, they offered free education to local children as well...
Other Life Event Mary Ward
An iron chest full of papers belonging to MW 's Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary was lost at sea; this has obscured the early history of the Order.
Chambers, Mary Catharine Elizabeth. The Life of Mary Ward (1585-1645). Coleridge, Henry JamesEditor , Burns and Oates, 1882.
1: 259-60
politics Mary Ward
The Institute 's 81 Rules were confirmed by Pope Clement XI in 1703—but not the Institute itself.
Wetter, Immolata. Letter about Mary Ward to Isobel Grundy.
politics Mary Ward
The Institute was confirmed by Pope Pius IX in 1877, and the ban on honouring MW as foundress was finally revoked by Pius X in 1909.
Wetter, Immolata. Letter about Mary Ward to Isobel Grundy.
It seems that no papers presenting an unbiased view...
politics Mary Ward
MW , during her first bout of measles, found her plans clarified and solidified: she announced that God had told her to found an Institute for women and to adopt a Rule.
Chambers, Mary Catharine Elizabeth. The Life of Mary Ward (1585-1645). Coleridge, Henry JamesEditor , Burns and Oates, 1882.
1: 281
politics Mary Ward
MW 's petition or memorial to Pope Paul V about founding her Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary reached Rome, carried by Thomas Sackville .
Chambers, Mary Catharine Elizabeth. The Life of Mary Ward (1585-1645). Coleridge, Henry JamesEditor , Burns and Oates, 1882.
1: 365
politics Mary Ward
MW 's Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary was officially approved by Jacques Blaes , Bishop of St Omer.
Chambers, Mary Catharine Elizabeth. The Life of Mary Ward (1585-1645). Coleridge, Henry JamesEditor , Burns and Oates, 1882.
1: 397
Cameron, Jennifer. A Dangerous Innovator: Mary Ward (1585-1645). St Pauls Publications, 2000.
211
politics Mary Ward
A century after MW 's death, Pope Benedict XIV in the Bull Quamvis justo ensured her Institute 's survival by confirming the office of General Superior, but forbade the honouring of her as Foundress.
Chambers, Mary Catharine Elizabeth. The Life of Mary Ward (1585-1645). Coleridge, Henry JamesEditor , Burns and Oates, 1882.
2: xv and n, xvi
Textual Features Mary Ward
The life in English (unlike that in Italian) sometimes diverges from narrative into a passage of prayer or direct address to God.
Brown, Laura Feitzinger. “Prayer and the Interior Life in Mary Ward’s Brief Life and Autobiographical Fragments”. The Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting.
The life in Italian ends on the vision of God's glory which came...
Textual Features Mary Ward
The meditations of 1618 dwell on her love for her infant Institute , and her reliance both on free will and grace to give her strength to endure opposition and suffering. A later one is...
Textual Features Mary Ward
Her letters about business take pains to praise individuals for work well done.
Chambers, Mary Catharine Elizabeth. The Life of Mary Ward (1585-1645). Coleridge, Henry JamesEditor , Burns and Oates, 1882.
2: 105
She varies her tone according to the occasion, opening one letter to Winefrid WigmoreRevd. my truly dear Mo[the]r, and...
Textual Production Mary Ward
MW 's earliest surviving letter dates from 1615 and her latest from 1642. These letters, fragments of an early autobiography, another autobiography written in Italian, and other writings, remain in the archives of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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