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Neither Angel nor Beast by Francis X.J. Coleman

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CHRONOLOGY OF THE LIFE OF PASCAL

1602

Angélique Arnauld, at the age of eleven, becomes the abbess of the convent of Port-Royal des Champs.

1609

25 September. Mère Angélique introduces important reforms at Port-Royal, including increased prayer and solitude, absolute sequestration, and strict examination of conscience.

1616

Etienne Pascal marries Antoinette Bégon. (Etienne Pascal, a high-ranking officer in the fiscal bureaucracy of the region of Clermont-Ferrand, was born in 1588. His father was Martin Pascal, a counsellor of the king, a treasurer of France, and in charge of the finances of the general region surrounding Clermont-Ferrand, in Riom. His mother was Marguerite Pascal de Mons, a member of the lesser nobility. Antoinette Bégon, ...

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