Marie Guyart de l’Incarnation PDF

Saint Marie of the Incarnation, O. Portrait de Mère Marie marie Guyart de l’Incarnation PDF l’Incarnation.


Jeune chrétienne de la modernité naissante, épouse et mère, laïque engagée pendant quatorze ans dans « le tracas des affaires », ursuline au couvent de Tours, missionnaire et fondatrice en Nouvelle-France, Marie Guyart, mère Marie de l Incarnation, séduit aussi bien par son réalisme fécond que par les éclats mystiques de sa foi.

Grâce à une approche que la mystique suggère elle-même à ses intimes, cette biographie tente d épouser au plus près l expérience spirituelle qui fonde, anime et irrigue ses affaires temporelles, aussi bien les soucis du quotidien que les hauts faits et les audaces de la pionnière. Sa relation à Dieu se déploie au coeur de l histoire, dans des contextes aussi inédits que celui de l inouï « grand siècle des âmes », ou celui, épique, des premières fondations en Canada.

Une large place est faite ici aux écrits de cette « femme forte » ; ils ont, de ces temps de gestation, les accents les plus savoureux. Les déplacements que son expérience lui fait déjà opérer dans les concepts de la modernité, confèrent à cette maîtresse de vie spirituelle une actualité inattendue.

Ursuline nun of the French order. As part of a group of nuns sent to New France to establish the Ursuline Order, Marie was crucial in the spread of Catholicism in New France. Marie of the Incarnation was born Marie Guyart in Tours, France. Her father was a silk merchant.

She was the fourth of Florent Guyart and Jeanne Michelet’s eight children and from an early age she was drawn to religious liturgy and the sacraments. Intent on belonging to Christ, Marie, aged fourteen, proposed to her parents that she enter religious life with the Benedictines of Beaumont Abbey but her parents disregarded her desire. Instead, she was married to Claude Martin, a master silk worker in 1617. With her husband’s death, Marie inherited his failing business which she then lost. Forced to move into her parent’s home, Marie secluded herself to pursue a deepening of her commitment to spiritual growth. After a year with her parents, Guyart was invited to move in with her sister and brother-in-law, Paul Buisson, who owned a successful transportation business. She accepted, and helped in managing their house and kitchen.

Though nothing could distract Marie from the pursuit of a spiritual life. I was constantly occupied by my intense concentration on God, » she wrote in Relation of 1633. Over time, her inclination toward religious life only grew and eventually led her to enter the Ursuline convent on 25 January 1631. Free to pursue her religious inclinations after her husband’s death, Marie took a vow of chastity, obedience and poverty. On 24 March 1620, she received a religious vision that set her on a new path of devotional intensity.

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