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Courting SanctityHoly Women and the Capetians$
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Sean L. Field

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781501736193

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501736193.001.0001

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Douceline of Digne

Douceline of Digne

Co-mother to the Capetians

Chapter:
(p.54) Chapter 2 Douceline of Digne
Source:
Courting Sanctity
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Sean L. Field

Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501736193.003.0004

When Beatrice, countess of Provence, faced a dangerous pregnancy around 1261, she turned to the beguine Douceline of Digne, whose prayers were credited with persuading God to grant a safe delivery for the countess. Beatrice, her husband Charles of Anjou, and their court tested Douceline’s reputation for visionary raptures with various physical tortures. According to the Life of Douceline by Felipa of Procelet, Douceline became a kind of court oracle for Charles, most importantly when she assured him that God favoured his plan to accept the papal call to drive out the heirs of the Emperor Frederick II from the kingdom of Sicily. Eventually, however, Douceline’s prophecies turned to warning Charles that he would lose his kingdom if he became ungrateful toward God, events seemingly borne out by the Sicilian Vespers.

Keywords:   Douceline of Digne, Charles of Anjou, Beatrice of Provence, Provence, Felipa of Porcelet, Sicilian Vespers, Prophecy, Visionary, beguine

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