2010: The Year of Marguerite Porete


June 1, 2010, will be the 700th anniversary of the first execution of the Inquisition in Paris. Burnt at the stake was Marguerite Porete, the author of a book of spiritual insight, The Mirror of Simple Souls. A Beguine (a member of a lay community of women dedicated to spiritual practice and service), Porete was not a heretic, as charged, but rather an enlightened teacher and practicing mystic in the Western spiritual tradition. Here are several links to further information about this remarkable woman and visionary: