This course is part of the Distance Learning Website of the Carmelite Institute of Britain and Ireland (CIBI)


This module on St Mary Magdalen de’Pazzi is an edited translation of: Paola Moschetti. Il grido dell’Amore, Vita e spiritualità di santa Maria Maddalena de’Pazzi, Feeria: Città Ideale, 2006. The title might be translated as: The Cry of Love, The Life and Spirituality of St Mary Magdalen de’Pazzi. The accounts of the mystical experience of St Mary Magdalen de’Pazzi come from her own mouth. All that she said while in ecstasy and what she dictated to the sisters by way of explanation was written down. This gave rise to four sizeable volumes of original manuscripts. These are the works:

(I) I Quaranta Giorni;

(II) I Colloqui, 1 and 2;

(III) Revelatione e Intelligentie (or I otto giorni dello Spirito Santo);

(IV) La Probatione 1 and 2;

They were published in Italian in 1967 in seven volumes.  For an English translation, see Gabriel Pausback, O.Carm., The Complete Works of Saint Mary Magdalen de' Pazzi Carmelite and Mystic (1566-1607), 5 vols., Fatima, 1969-1973.   


All the essential reading for this module is given in the units, which provide an introduction to:

  • the life and times of St Mary Magdalen de’Pazzi

  • the chief characteristics of her spirituality

  • her understanding of the Eucharist and the Church

Module Tutor: Mícheál O’Neill OCarm


The course is divided into 8 units, with 4 questionnaires, spread over the period of the module, and a final examination at the end.


Once posted, each unit will be available until the end of the module. The dates on which each of the units, and the other material for this module is available in the calendar in the Student Section.


Units 1 & 2

Units 3 & 4

Questionnaire 1

Units 5 & 6

Units 7 & 8

Questionnaire 2

Units 9 & 10

Units 11 & 12

Questionnaire 3

Units 13 & 14

Units 15 & 16

Questionnaire 4

Examination Questions

Please click HERE to access the STUDENT SECTION for module start and end dates

From the date corresponding to the relevant Monday (see main web page of, you can click on the relevant unit to access it. 

   Once you have successfully accessed and studied the material in each pair of units, please click on the relevant questionnaire to access it when it is launched. Read the questions and send your answers by email to the course administrator: [email protected]

One question must be chosen from the three final examination questions posted and the answer must be submitted by email on or before the date indicated to the administrator:

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