By Hubert Wolf
A precise, never-before-told story—discovered in a mystery Vatican archive—of intercourse, poison, and lesbian initiation rites in a nineteenth-century convent.
In 1858, a German princess, lately 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 once being abused and feared for her lifestyles. What the following research by way of the Church's Inquisition exposed have been the extreme secrets and techniques of Sant'Ambrogio and the illicit habit of the convent's appealing younger mistress, Maria Luisa. Having confident these below her cost that she used to be having normal visions and heavenly visitations, Maria Luisa started to lead and coerce her newcomers into lesbian initiation rites and heresies. She entered right into a hugely eroticized dating with a tender theologian referred to as Padre Peters—urging him to dispense upon her, within the privateness and sanctity of the confessional field, what the 2 of them known as the "special blessing."
What emerges throughout the fog of centuries is a intercourse scandal of ecclesiastical value, skillfully delivered to gentle and vividly reconstructed in scholarly element. delivering a huge ancient historical past on lady mystics and the cult of the Virgin Mary, and drawing on written testimony and unique records, Professor Wolf—Germany's top pupil of the Catholic Church, and one of the first actual students to be granted entry to the files of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the religion, previously the workplace of the Inquisition—tells the great tale of the way one lady used to be in a position to perpetrate deception, heresy, seduction, and homicide within the center of the Church itself.
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