This Tight Embrace


"Luisa de Carvajal y Mendoza was a Spanish noblewoman born in 1566 to wealth and privilege. After a remarkable childhood and youth marred by numerous family deaths and abuse, she rejected her exalted social status to embrace the life of a poor holy woman in the urban centers of Madrid and Valladolid. This Tight Embrace includes a complete biographical study of Carvajal, followed by selections from each of the genres of writing she practiced: her spiritual life story, her religious vows, her poetry, the Rule she wrote for her Society of the Sovereign Virgin Mary, and her letters." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


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