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The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio - The True Story of a Convent in Scandal-logo

The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio - The True Story of a Convent in Scandal

Hubert Wolf

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In 1858, a German princess who had been recently inducted into the convent of Sant'Ambrogio in Rome wrote a frantic letter to her cousin, a confidant of the Pope, claiming that she was being abused and that she feared for her life. What the subsequent investigation by the Church's Inquisition uncovered were the extraordinary secrets of Sant'Ambrogio and the illicit behavior of the convent's beautiful young mistress, Maria Luisa. Having convinced those under her charge that she was having regular visions and heavenly visitations, Maria Luisa began to lead and coerce her novices into lesbian initiation rites and heresies. She entered into a highly eroticized relationship with a young theologian known as Padre Peters-urging him to dispense upon her, in the privacy and sanctity of the confessional box, what the two of them referred to as the "special blessing." What emerges through the fog of centuries is a sex scandal of ecclesiastical significance, skillfully brought to light and vividly reconstructed in scholarly detail. Offering a broad historical background on female mystics and the cult of the Virgin Mary, and drawing on written testimony and original documents, Hubert Wolf tells the incredible story of how one woman was able to perpetrate deception, heresy, seduction, and murder in the heart of the Church itself.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Boehmer

Length:

15h 38m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

05:37


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

52:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

52:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

39:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

48:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

48:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

50:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

39:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

49:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

52:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

56:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

33:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

52:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

45:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

46:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

35:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

55:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

57:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:52