French Abbess and Religious Influence
1624 – 1685 A.D.
Angélique Arnauld, a French abbess and religious influence. She became a nun at Port-Royal-des-Champs in Paris, and later was made abbess there.
During a long period of religious controversy and persecution, she sustained the spirit of the sisterhood by her piety and courage. She was learned without being pedantic, pious without bigotry, gentle to others in proportion as she was severe to herself, and when she died she left behind a bright and beautiful memory.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.