Examples of ten-day religious exercises in “Meditations” by Teresa Petrycowna Cover Image

Dziesięciodniowe ćwiczenia pobożne na przykładzie „Medytacji” Teresy Petrycówny
Examples of ten-day religious exercises in “Meditations” by Teresa Petrycowna

Author(s): Katarzyna Kaczor-Scheitler
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Łódzkie Towarzystwo Naukowe

Summary/Abstract: This article focuses on Exercises in Preparation to Rendering into Monastic Profession presented in the book Meditations by Teresa Petrycowna, of Cracow’s Sisters of St. Norbert’s Order from the XVII century. Nuns undertook these various religious rituals over ten days and three times daily in preparation for rendering into the monastic profession. These religious exercises have the aim of moral education and practice where as the result of such spiritual enlightenment is the movement to make the decision to grow in their interior life. Furthermore these religious rituals prompt and prepare nuns for submission into monastic life. The exercises included subjects like: blessing from monastic appointing, observance of rules, conversation with God, mortification of the senses and the meaning of monastic marriage. Teresa Petrycowna accented the high rank of exercises and the benefits of spiritual progress from their effect.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 65
  • Page Range: 9-26
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish