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The Beguines: Radical Women's Movement of Medieval Times (Mystics and Prophets)

Women Holding Up Half of the Church

The Beguines were women who lived in community and lived out their faith in Christ in the world.

Some viewed them as suspect; others revered them as “Holy Women.” 

We will learn about this little known renewal movement in the Church.

What influence did this movement have on the Church?  Can their courage and integrity inspire us in our day? 

We will consider the lives and the writings of three of the most famous Beguines—Marie Oignies, Marguerite Porete, and Mechtilde of Magdeburg—and reflect on the power of community and our need for mutual support to be Light in our day.

Monday, February 17, 2020
Offered twice, 10:00am—11:15am & 6:30pm—7:45pm
Free will offering accepted.

Pat Shutts holds a BA in Theology and an MA in Pastoral Studies and a certificate in spiritual guidance from Creighton University.  Pat brings her gift of compassionate listening and openness to the Spirit.  She is a lay covenant member of the Wheaton Franciscans and is part of the Sophia Zen Sangha.


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The Beguines: Radical Women's Movement

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