I was thinking about this aspect today, but Michael Flynn puts it perfect.
1. What does the Catholic Church call a medieval woman
who was a herbalist and wrote books about it?
TOF mentions this because of the persistent delusion that herb women were persecuted for some reason or other in the Middle Ages. She was not only into medicine, but also music. And could write in admonition to a king.
Though I am sure those who look for a cloud in every silver lining will gripe that there are more declared male Doctors of the Church. Considering St. Catherine, St. Teresa of Avila, and St. Hildegard the Catholic Church only elevate tame women as Doctors of the Church – oh wait.
Today St. John of Avila was also made a Doctor of the Church. I previously made an ebook of some of his writings.
|Letters of Blessed John of Avila Source||ePub, Kindle|