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 A Short Life in Brief

Thomas R. Nevin

in Thérèse of Lisieux: God's Gentle Warrior

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195307214
eISBN:
9780199785032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195307216.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter chronicles the life of St. Thérèse. Thérèse was born in 1873, in the Norman town of Alençon, when her father was well into his fiftieth year. He and his wife, Zé lie, had lost four of ... More


{} The Monastery Is a Hospital of Spiritual Sick: The Lure of Convent Life

Paula M. Kane

in Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607603
eISBN:
9781469612560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607603.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on Margaret Guditus, Margaret Reilly's grandniece, who recalled her visits to her aunt at Peekskill in a poem titled “Mount St. Florence.” The poet, who died on Long Island in ... More


Writing in the Cloisters

in Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.003.0011
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the writings of nuns in colonial Mexico. It describes some significant features of the circumstances that encouraged writing among nuns and several of the diverse forms of ... More


The Spiritual Meanings of Religious Life

in Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the spiritual themes that permeated and guided life in the convent in colonial Mexico. It analyzes the meaning of vows, devotional practices, and the extraordinary power of the ... More


Introduction

in Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about convent life in colonial Mexico. This volume examines the rules that governed nunneries and analyzes the daily and personal ... More


Epilogue

in Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.003.0012
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study about convent life in colonial Mexico. It traces the history of the proliferation of women's monasteries and female spirituality and highlights the ... More


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