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More, Gertrude.
The Spiritual Exercises. Of the most Vertuous and Religious D. Gertrude More of the holy Order of S. Bennet and the English Congregation of our Ladies of Comfort in Cambray, she called them. Amor ordinem nescit.with:] Confessiones Amantis. A Lovers ConfessionsÉWith Approbation.
Paris: Lewis de la Fosse, 1658. Gertrude More (1606 - 1633) was a nun; the founder of Stanbrook Abbey, a Benedictine nunnery; and the daughter of Cresacre More, great-grandson of Sir Thomas More. She was the first of nine postulants to Our Lady of Comfort, a Benedictine foundation that would later become Stanbrook. At first, More rebelled against the Ignatian prayer practices and Òagainst the contemplative practices of medieval mystics, many of them women, taught to the nuns byÊAugustine Baker.Ó However, More later began to Òlive her Ôway of love,Õ laying down scruples and becoming internally obedient. She expressed it as ÔConsider your call, ThatÕs all in all,ÕÓ (Oxford DNB). The nuns went on to establish Stanbrook Abbey Press, the oldest private press in England, and became celebrated practitioners of the Gregorian chant. Catherine and Margaret Gascoigne were also members of Our Lady of Comfort, with Catherine Gascoigne later serving as abbess of Stanbrook. Twelvemo. [vi], 112, 312 pp. Caption title after page 112 (Confessiones Amantis) begins new pagination. Lacking the frontisportrait of the author and with pages 23-24 in early manuscript facsimile. Includes the ÒApprobationÓ leaf bound after title-page and the poem by the author on her ancestor Sir Thomas More, both of which are lacking from some copies. Nineteenth century green roan over marbled boards with gilt spine. Hinges sound despite splitting. Rubbing to corners and some chipping to head of spine. Red coated edges. Contemporary ink initials to corner of title-page and early signature (Mary Barnes) on page three … [Click Below for Full Description]
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