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Dominican History. Part 6 : The Cura Monialium Question in the 13th Century

Dominican History. Part 6 : The Cura Monialium Question in the 13th Century

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Cura monialium means quite simply the care of the nuns. The texts presented in this Part show that this question was a major issue in the Dominican Order in the 13th century and indeed is still receiving attention from academics in secular universities in various countries of the world. IN163-6

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Professor: Sister Barbara Estelle Beaumont OP

Cura monialium means quite simply the care of the nuns. The texts presented in this Part show that this question was a major issue in the Dominican Order in the 13th century and indeed is still receiving attention from academics in secular universities in various countries of the world.

In fact this issue apparently attracts the attention of more non-Dominican than Dominican scholars. Is the subject perhaps considered a little delicate, at a time where efforts are being made, in some places at least, to promote the concept of “Dominican family”? Yet the facts of history are there: the friars of the Order did their utmost to abandon the sisters when Dominic was barely cold in his grave. This episode shows a remarkable lack of understanding of the beginnings of the Order and Dominic’s promotion of religious life for women?
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