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"Låt inte vår vilja ske, utan Jesu Kristi" : en undersökning av generalkonfessor Nicolaus Ragvaldis predikningar till systrarna i Vadstena kloster 1501-1506

Claeson, Erik LU (2013) TEOM75 20132
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
My main purpose in this master thesis is to investigate what it meant to be a nun in Vadstena abbey in the beginning of the 16th-century according to the confessor general Nicolaus Ragvaldi. The main question of this thesis is: What should the ideal nun be like according to the sermons of the confessor general Nicolaus Ragvaldi performed in Vadstena abbey 1501 – 1506? While other legislative texts of the order, such as Regula Sanctissimi Salvatoris, do not give the real picture but an ideal, the advantage of this material is that we can come close to the confessor general Nicolaus Ragvaldis description of daily life in Vadstena abbey.
I began by translating the sermons from Latin to Swedish since the sermons of the confessor general... (More)
My main purpose in this master thesis is to investigate what it meant to be a nun in Vadstena abbey in the beginning of the 16th-century according to the confessor general Nicolaus Ragvaldi. The main question of this thesis is: What should the ideal nun be like according to the sermons of the confessor general Nicolaus Ragvaldi performed in Vadstena abbey 1501 – 1506? While other legislative texts of the order, such as Regula Sanctissimi Salvatoris, do not give the real picture but an ideal, the advantage of this material is that we can come close to the confessor general Nicolaus Ragvaldis description of daily life in Vadstena abbey.
I began by translating the sermons from Latin to Swedish since the sermons of the confessor general Nicolaus Ragvaldi not yet has been translated. I have choosen to translate six of his eleven sermons in docent Maria Berggrens edition Homiletica Vadstenensia: Ad religiosos et sacerdotes: two sermons from Lent; two from Advent; one from Pentecost; one from the feast of the angels. I have used the so called hermeneutical circle to analyze the sermons.
The conclusion of this study is that the ideal nun lives according to the rule and above all according to the virtues discussed in the second chapter – true humility, pure chastity and voluntary poverty. She also observes the vows in the invitation rite of the monastery where the sisters promise to be obedient to the rule and the priests. The most important virtue is charity which directs the other virtues and deeds to their right purpose. The most dangerous sins are pride and disobedience. The ideal is mostly motivated by Christ; his life and his passion. The sisters should furthermore live like and be like martyrs without swords, virgins, brides of Christ and angels. But sisters that not yet have reached the perfection should make use of the sacraments especially the sacrament of penance and the Eucharist. (Less)
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author
Claeson, Erik LU
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TEOM75 20132
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
the passion of Christ, collationes, exhortationes, Nicolaus Ragvaldi, confessor general, Vadstena abbey, Regula Sanctissimi Salvatoris
language
Swedish
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4252307
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2014-01-24 12:43:14
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2015-12-14 13:36:06
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  abstract     = {My main purpose in this master thesis is to investigate what it meant to be a nun in Vadstena abbey in the beginning of the 16th-century according to the confessor general Nicolaus Ragvaldi. The main question of this thesis is: What should the ideal nun be like according to the sermons of the confessor general Nicolaus Ragvaldi performed in Vadstena abbey 1501 – 1506? While other legislative texts of the order, such as Regula Sanctissimi Salvatoris, do not give the real picture but an ideal, the advantage of this material is that we can come close to the confessor general Nicolaus Ragvaldis description of daily life in Vadstena abbey.
	I began by translating the sermons from Latin to Swedish since the sermons of the confessor general Nicolaus Ragvaldi not yet has been translated. I have choosen to translate six of his eleven sermons in docent Maria Berggrens edition Homiletica Vadstenensia: Ad religiosos et sacerdotes: two sermons from Lent; two from Advent; one from Pentecost; one from the feast of the angels. I have used the so called hermeneutical circle to analyze the sermons. 
	The conclusion of this study is that the ideal nun lives according to the rule and above all according to the virtues discussed in the second chapter – true humility, pure chastity and voluntary poverty. She also observes the vows in the invitation rite of the monastery where the sisters promise to be obedient to the rule and the priests. The most important virtue is charity which directs the other virtues and deeds to their right purpose. The most dangerous sins are pride and disobedience. The ideal is mostly motivated by Christ; his life and his passion. The sisters should furthermore live like and be like martyrs without swords, virgins, brides of Christ and angels. But sisters that not yet have reached the perfection should make use of the sacraments especially the sacrament of penance and the Eucharist.},
  author       = {Claeson, Erik},
  keyword      = {the passion of Christ,collationes,exhortationes,Nicolaus Ragvaldi,confessor general,Vadstena abbey,Regula Sanctissimi Salvatoris},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Låt inte vår vilja ske, utan Jesu Kristi" : en undersökning av generalkonfessor Nicolaus Ragvaldis predikningar till systrarna i Vadstena kloster 1501-1506},
  year         = {2013},
}