Guilty of a Pretense | seductivevenice

Church of San Lio

We hear about the Venetian women cloistered in convents against their will, sequestered by families who couldn’t afford their dowries, who thought they were unmarriagable, or who wanted to protect their chastity.

But here’s the story of one woman who was trying to enter the convent and wasn’t allowed in.

That’s Cecilia Ferrazzi, who died on [17th January] in 1684.

“I turned in anguish from the pain to implore that…

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