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Marie Dentière: Reformer

Posted by on Mar 8, 2014 in Reformation, Rest of Europe, Stories | Comments Off

In 2002 Marie Dentière’s name was carved into stone adjacent to the famous Wall of the Reformers in Geneva, the first – and so far only – woman to be commemorated in that place. She had in her youth been an Augustinian nun, rising rapidly to be prioress of the Covent at the Abbey of Saint-Nicolas-des-Près; almost as rapidly, however, she converted to Luther’s gospel and left the convent. She married an ex-priest, Simon Robert, and they worked with the reformer William Farel; Simon died leaving her with five children...

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