Lesson 5: Saints and Foundresses and France: The Field of Battle


Questions and Assignments

Saints and Foundresses

1. Is there anything distinctive about Counter-Reformation saints?

2. What came to be considered the distinctive characteristics of a Counter-Reformation bishop or priest?

3. Our text speaks of the Church Triumphant, the church Militant, and the Martyred Church. What is meant by each of these terms?

4. Choose one of these terms and describe it during the Counter-Reformation.

5. How are Teresa of Avila and Philip Neri typical or not typical of Counter-Reformation saints and sanctity?

France: The Field of Battle

1. How close did France come to turning Protestant between 1560 and 1595?

2. Who were the Guises, the Bourbons, the politiques, and what was the massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day?

3. Why did Henri IV issue the Edict of Nantes?

4. From 1555 to 1598 Philip II was the Catholic champion, yet he often disagreed with the Pope. Describe the crusade of Catholic Spain, especially in England and the Netherlands, and explain why Philip disagreed with the Pope.

5. Who played major roles in turning back the Muslim attacks in the Mediterranean at Lepanto in 1571 and at Vienna in 1683?


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