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Brides of Christ : conventual life in colonial Mexico

Author: Asunción Lavrín; UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online).
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2008.
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This book invites the modern reader to follow the histories of colonial Mexican nuns inside the cloisters where they pursued a religious vocation or sought shelter from the world. It provides a complete overview of conventual life, including the early signs of vocation, the decision to enter a convent, profession, spiritual guidelines and devotional practices, governance, ceremonials, relations with male authorities  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2007012402
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Asunción Lavrín; UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online).
ISBN: 0804787514 9780804787512
OCLC Number: 872394405
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 496 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: The path to the convent --
The novice becomes a nun --
The spiritual meanings of religious life --
Government, hierarchies, and ceremonials --
Daily life in the convent --
Body, soul, and death --
Sexuality : a challenge to chastity --
Indian brides of Christ --
The struggle over vida común --
Writing in the cloisters.
Responsibility: Asunción Lavrin.
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Brides of Christ is a study of professed nuns and life in the convents of colonial Mexico.  Read more...

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"This superbly crafted book . . . adeptly re-creates the intricate world that made up the cloister. Not only is Lavrin's Brides of Christ monumental in historical value, but it is a testament to a Read more...

 
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