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Maria Maddalena de’ Pazzi: The Making of a Counter-Reformation Saint

Clare Copeland


Maria Maddalena de’ Pazzi (1566–1607) spent most of her life as an enclosed nun in the Carmelite monastery of S. Maria degli Angeli in Florence. There she claimed to experience a remarkable range and number of ecstasies and visions; she received the stigmata, was mystically married to Christ, and re-enacted the Passion several times. This is the first book-length study of Maria Maddalena’s life, cult, and cause for canonization. Whereas the Carmelite mystic nun Teresa of Avila is very well known, Maria Maddalena has received much less attention. Yet her life and afterlife provide compelling in ... More

Keywords: Counter-Reformation, Carmelite, saint, canonization, Florence, convent, mystical spirituality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198785385
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785385.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clare Copeland, author
Independent Scholar