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Port-Royal Abbey
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Port-Royal Abbey, south of Versailles near Chevreuse, was founded in 1204 as an abbey for Cistercian nuns (Cistercians). Under the leadership of J.-M. Arnauld, elected abbess in 1602 (Mère Angélique), a reform of the abbey dedicated to inward sanctification and serious piety began in 1608. The reform soon led her mother and her five sisters to join the abbey. One of her sisters was the later Mère Agnès, elected abbess in 1636. In 1625 the abbey moved to Paris on account of the unh…

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Dingel, Irene, “Port-Royal Abbey”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024638>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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