” What is so striking about St.
Ismeria,” Carolyn Muessig of the University of Bristol’s Department of Theology and Religious Studies told Discovery News, “is th at she is
a model for older matrons.
Let’s face it: Older female role models are hard to come by in any culture.”
” But the fact that St.
Ismeria came to the fore in late medieval Florence,” Muessig concluded, “reveals some of the more positive attitudes that medieval culture had towards the place and the importance of women in society.”