Lost Virginity and the Power of Role Models

  • Päivi Salmesvuori
Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)


I will converse with you, Theodora, about the flowers of paradise and the fruit of the Church’s crop—that is, the holiness of the virginal life and the consummation of chastity in Christ’s members…namely that the flower of virginity, preserved now for the sake of Christ, may in the future yield the special fruit of virgins in the paradise of God…for in the future when different rewards are given to different ranks, none shall equal the virgins.1


Role Model Married Woman Religious Practice Thirteenth Century Religious Life 
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