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.
Course code: IN163-6
ECTS Credits: 3Professor: Barbara Estelle Beaumont
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?