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Margery Kemp's Interactions with The Virgin Mary Essay

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Margery Kemp's Interactions with The Virgin Mary According to her own testimony, Margery Kempe's spirituality included profoundly passionate adventures of Christ and the Virgin Mary. Kempe had "the gift of tears" - believing that, for decades, she was not able to attend mass without crying profusely, and, as often as not, sobbing loudly and theatrically. Her adventurous life contained a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where much weeping and wailing occurred, and also tanglings with several Bishops, such as the Archbishop of Canterbury. In phase 3 Margery includes a fairly jumbled account of a vision of paradise. Then Margery begins to start to have the urge to quit having sex. Which I assure you does not go well with your own husband. Eventually in phase 3 it clarifies both a couple of years of calmness and three years of temptations Kempe went through. After in chapter 5 Kempe has her first conversation with God (Jesus), and is assured of his forgiveness, and given instructions to take communion weekly, and finally is told to go to a specific anchorite for confirmation that her revelations were actual. By this period while I was reading this novel it got really confusing. Chapters 6 & 7 are a vision of Mary, her mom, and also the birth of both Mary and afterwards Jesus. Margery considers herself in service to Mary, as though she was actually present through Jesus' birth and the flight to Egypt. After the vision is completed, Margery would like to die and go to heaven, however, is advised to stay and pray for the entire world. Chapter 8 continues her vision of many people being saved because of her love of those. Ultimately in chapters 9 through 11 Margery finally got her will in ceasing all sexual relations with her husband and started making pilgrimages. I'm going to skip a lot of chapte...

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