- Title Pages
- Chapter One The Path to the Convent
- Chapter Two The Novice Becomes a Nun
- Chapter Three The Spiritual Meanings of Religious Life
- Chapter Four Government, Hierarchies, and Ceremonials
- Chapter Five Daily Life in the Convent
- Chapter Six Body, Soul, and Death
- Chapter Seven Sexuality: A Challenge to Chastity
- Chapter Eight Indian Brides of Christ
- Chapter Nine The Struggle Over <i>Vida Común</i>
- Chapter Ten Writing in the Cloisters
- Appendix Convents of New Spain: Foundation Date and Religious Affiliation
- Brides of Christ
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