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Guyon, Madame (Jeanne Marie Bouvier) (1648-1717)

Born near Orleans, France; educated in convents; an intense devotion to the name of Jesus; mother arranged her unhappy marriage to a rich invalid 22 years her senior (1664); sought close communion with God dwelling within her; after husband died she devoted herself to spiritual service; had visions, revelations, spiritual experiences; wrote a commentary on the Scriptures; denounced as dangerous and a follower of Molinos, a quietist mystic; arrested and imprisoned for months; close fellowship with Archbishop Fenelon; her writings examined and condemned by Catholic Archbishop Bossuet; Fenelon\’s writings also condemned, and both withdrew their writings; Guyon continued her teachings; arrested, imprisoned in Bastille (1694-1702) until she recanted; did charitable work; composed spiritual verse: \”The Joy of the Cross,\” \”The Testimony of Divine Adoption\”; hymns: \”A Little Bird I Am,\” \”I Love My Lord, but with No Love of Mine,\” \”Long Plunged in Sorrow,\” \”Strong Are the Walls Around Me\”; wrote letters to Catholics and Protestants in France, Holland, Germany, England


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