Planting the Cross exposes the challenges that French convents and monasteries faced as they struggled to survive the civil wars that reduced the country to near anarchy in the sixteenth century and then to raise standards and instill a new piety in their members in the wake of the wars.
Old orders in new times: the convents of Montpellier -- A monastery in revolt: Paris's feuillants in the Holy League -- Catholic militants in France's Protestant heartland: the Capuchins of Languedoc -- Battling demons to propagate reform: Sébastien Michaëlis and the Dominicans of Languedoc -- Catholic reform from the bottom up: the Trinitarians of Provence -- Alternative visions of the Teresian heritage: how the Spanish Carmelites became French
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