The Writings of Margaret of Oingt, Medieval Prioress and Mystic

Date Published

Sunday, January 1, 2006


Margaret of Oingt was born around 1240 into a noble family in the French Beaujolais region, and became prioress of the Carthusian charterhouse of Poletains; visionary and mystic, her writings are intelligent and humorous. Included here are the Page of Meditations, on sin and salvation; the Mirror, a vision of Christ; the Life of the Virgin Saint Beatrice of Ornacieux, an exemplary text; and letters and stories, including comments on her problems as prioress. Translated from the Latin and Francoprovençal with an Introduction and an Interpretive Essay.

Title of journal, book, etc.

Focus Press, Newburyport, Mass., 1990. Reissued by Boydell and Brewer.