The Abbess

Tuesday 7th November at 18:00


While women couldn’t (and still can’t!) rise to the highest ranks within the Catholic Church, they could exercise a certain amount of power and creativity as the leaders of their religious communities. This session highlights some of the contributions of these nuns and in particular looks at the role that ritual played in ‘consecrating’ them to the powerful men they were already beholden to, be they the bishop or the doge. 


In person:  €40 per session / €200 for full course

On Zoom: €30 per session / €150 for full course 

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