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The Path to the Convent

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/9780804752831.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the process of becoming a nun in colonial Mexico. It discusses the social and economic milieu in which female convents developed and suggests that the requirements of purity of ... More


The Novice Becomes a Nun

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/9780804752831.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the period of novitiate, or apprenticeship of religious life, in female convents in colonial Mexico. It suggests that this period was full of personal tensions, anguish, and ... More


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