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Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Asuncion Lavrin


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 and confessors, living arrangements, servants, sickness, and death rituals. Individual chapters deal with issues such as sexuality and the challenges to chastity in the cloisters, ... More

Keywords: colonial Mexican nuns, cloisters, religious vocation, shelter, conventual life, convent, profession, spiritual guidelines, devotional practices, governance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804752831
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Asuncion Lavrin, author