Zijn studies aan de kapittelschool in Brussel werden bekostigd door zijn oom Jan Hinckaert, een rijke priester en kapelaan van de Sint-Goedelekerk te Brussel. Vanaf was hij op zijn beurt gedurende vijfentwintig jaar kapelaan van Sint-Goedele. Over deze episode uit zijn leven is verder slechts weinig gekend.
Rond besloten zijn oom, hijzelf en een jonge kanunnik, Vrank van Coudenberg, zich terug te trekken en in afzondering te gaan leven.
Vanaf betrokken ze de kluis van Groenendaal en in stichtten ze een klooster van reguliere kanunniken Augustijnen. Alhoewel hij geen overste van het klooster was en in geleerdheid moest onderdoen voor magister Vrank werd hij toch de centrale figuur van de gemeenschap door zijn uitzonderlijk mystieke roeping. Zijn reputatie groeide en vele machtige en belangrijke figuren kwamen hem in Groenendaal opzoeken.
In werd hij zalig verklaard door Paus Pius X. Jan Johannes van Ruusbroec of Ruysbroeck , also known as the "Blessed" is considered one of the greatest mystics of the southern Netherlands. His work, originally written in Middle Dutch, was soon translated into Latin.
His studies at the collegiate school in Brussels were paid for by his uncle Jan Hinckaert, a wealthy priest and chaplain of St. Goedele Church in Brussels.
From on he was also chaplain of St. Goedele for twenty-five years.
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We know very little about this episode in his life. Around he decided, together with his uncle and a young canon, Vrank Francis van Coudenberg, to withdraw and to live in seclusion. From they moved into the hermitage of Groenendaal and in they founded a convent of canons regular.
Although he was not the leader of the monastery and was inferior to master van Coudenberg in scholarship, he nevertheless became the central figure of the community through his extraordinary mystical vocation. His reputation grew and many powerful and important people came to see him in Groenendaal.
After his death , he was nicknamed "admirabilis", and he is now considered one of the greatest mystics of the world literature. He was beatified by Pope Pius X in Books by Jan van Ruusbroec. Trivia About The Adornment of No trivia or quizzes yet. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Revelations of Divine Love.
Julian Of Norwich. Coming from a society where women were barred from serious writing and teaching, Julian, an anchorite of the great medieval city of Norwich, nevertheless uses her womanlines and the English vernacular of the day to describe a series of revelations which she received from God in the year She identifies the female nature of Christ's suffering and the motherhood of God, using images from domestic daily life, emphasizing the homeliness of God's love.
She writes in a lively and unpretentious manner and her theology is precise without ever being pedantic. Introduction to the Devout Life.
Francis de Sales. He became noted for his deep faith and his gentle approach to the religious divisions.
He is known also for his writings on the topic of spiritual direction and spiritual formation, particularly the Introduction to the Devout Life and the Treatise on the Love of God. The Way of Perfection. St Teresa of Avila.
The Way of Perfection was written in order for the saint to instruct her nuns in proper prayer, but it is applicable for all Christians wishing to deepen their religious practice and achieve a greater connection with God. Through devotion, austerity, poverty, and most of all humility, she invites the presence of God into her life so that she may do His work. New Arrivals. The adornment of the spiritual marriage.
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