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Sente Marie Egyptiake ende Zosimus
Century: 13
Dioc. Cambrai
Sine aten oec el niet al giaer / Dat segghic v allen ouer waer...
meritis ipsius protegamur et precibus. Per xpistum dominum nostrum. amen
Sex: M- Bio: dichter, afkomstig uit de streek van Anzegem-Petegem, ten westen van Oudenaarde-Status author (order, function): Benedictine Monks (OSB)
Location:Ename (indicated in the text itself) - Date:1290 (Hoebeke, 1987: 751) - Commission: /
Dutch biography of Saint Mary egyptiaca (+421). She was born in Egypt and fled at the age of 12 to Alexandria. There she joined a pilgrim fleet. During this trip to the Holy Land, she lived as a prostitute. Once arrived in Jerusalem, she wanted to enter te Holy Sepulchre to celebrate the feast of the exaltation of the Holy Cross. But when she tried to enter the building, she was stopped by an inexplicable divine power. After this event Maria egyptiaca commited her life for forty-seven years to penance in the wilderness with only her body covered by her own hair.
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KUNZE (K.), Die Legende der heiligen Maria Aegyptiaca (Michigan, 1978)
KUNZE (K.), Studien zur Legende der heiligen Maria Aegyptiaca im deutschen Sprachgebiet (Philol. Studien u. Quellen, 49 ) (Berlijn, 1969)
PINTO-MATHIEU (E.), 'Trois vies de pécheresses repenties: les saintes Marie l'Egyptienne, Marie-Madeleine et Thaïs', Revue des sciences humaines 251 (1998) 89-109
POSA (C.M.), 'Mary and Zossima: icons of mutuality in the spiritual journey', Tjurunga: Australasian Benedictine Review 57 (1999) 5-21
SARGENT (A.M.), The Penitent Prostitute: The Tradition and Evolution of the 'Life of St. Mary the Egyptian'. (Ann Arbor, 1977)
STEVENSON (J.), 'The holy sinner: the Life of Mary of Egypt', in: E. Poppe, B. Ross (eds.), The Legend of Mary of Egypt in Medieval Insular Hagiography (Dublin, 1996) 19-50
VAN DER LINDEN (S.), De Heiligen (Antwerpen, 1999) 573

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