By María de San José Salazar,Alison Weber,Amanda Powell

María de San José Salazar (1548-1603) took the veil as a Discalced ("barefoot") Carmelite nun in 1571, turning into considered one of Teresa of Avila's most crucial collaborators in non secular reform and serving as prioress of the Seville and Lisbon convents. in the parameters of the stern Catholic Reformation in Spain, María fiercely defended women's rights to outline their very own non secular event and to educate, encourage, and lead different ladies in reforming their church.

María wrote this publication as a security of the Discalced perform of environment apart hours every day for dialog, song, and staging of spiritual performs. Casting the ebook within the type of a discussion, María demonstrates via fictional conversations between a gaggle of nuns in the course of their hours of game how ladies may well function very potent religious lecturers for every different. The booklet contains one of many first biographical photos of Teresa and Maria's own account of the bothered founding of the Discalced convent at Seville, in addition to her tribulations as an Inquisitional suspect. wealthy in allusions to women's affective relationships within the early sleek convent, Book for the Hour of Recreation additionally serves for example of the way a lady could write while particularly freed from clerical censorship and expectations.

A certain creation and notes by means of Alison Weber supply historic and biographical context for Amanda Powell's fluid translation.

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