Poems & Counsels on Prayer and Contemplation
By Dame Gertrude More
Introduced by Jacob Riyeff
Dame Gertrude More was only 17 years old in 1623 when she became one of the founders of a convent in France. Despite her youth and early death, she is a key figure in the revitalization of English Benedictine life and an important link between medieval and modern western contemplative traditions, not least due to her writing: she was one of the earliest women writers printed in the English language. This new edition of her work shows a powerful, rare voice from the early modern cloister, speaking with wisdom of the contemplative life and the mysteries of the human soul.
Jacob Riyeff is a translator, poet, and scholar who teaches in the English department at Marquette University.
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