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Unformatted text preview: marriage. Failing again, the bishop was consulted in the matter to determine a solution to the problem. Christina resists her parents by refusing all their early efforts. Forcing her to associate with sinners only strengthened her views as to her needing to remain pure. Later during her turn to talk to the priory, she actually changes his opinion of what she should do by explaining the intent of her actions. This helps her get what she wants. Growing up Catholic, this is not how I would expect a female saint to be portrayed. A lot has changed since a woman upholding her virginity was considered a miracle. Her outright refusal of her parents goes against the fundamental Christian ideal that you should listen and respect your parents....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course HIST 245 taught by Professor Mclaughlin during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
- Spring '08