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María de San José Salazar (1548-1603) took the veil as a Discalced ("barefoot") Carmelite nun in 1571, becoming one of Teresa of Avila's most important collaborators in religious reform and serving as prioress of the Seville and Lisbon convents. Within the parameters of the strict Catholic Reformation in Spain, María fiercely defended women's rights to define their own spiritual experience and to teach, inspire, and lead other women in reforming their church.

María wrote this book as a defense of the Discalced practice of setting aside two hours each day for conversation, music, and staging of religious plays. Casting the book in the form of a dialogue, María demonstrates through fictional conversations among a group of nuns during their hours of recreation how women could serve as very effective spiritual teachers for each other. The book includes one of the first biographical portraits of Teresa and Maria's personal account of the troubled founding of the Discalced convent at Seville, as well as her tribulations as an Inquisitional suspect. Rich in allusions to women's affective relationships in the early modern convent, Book for the Hour of Recreation also serves as an example of how a woman might write when relatively free of clerical censorship and expectations.

A detailed introduction and notes by Alison Weber provide historical and biographical context for Amanda Powell's fluid translation.

About the Author

Alison Weber is an associate professor of Spanish at the University of Virginia. She is the author of Teresa of Avila and the Rhetoric of Femininity.

Amanda Powell is a senior instructor of Spanish at the University of Oregon. She is the translator of Untold Sisters: Hispanic Nuns in Their Own Words and coauthor of A Wild Country Out in the Garden: The Spiritual Journals of a Colonial Mexican Nun.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series

Chronology of the Life of María de San José Salazar

Introduction to María de San José Salazar (1548-1603)

A Note on the Translation

Book for the Hour of Recreation

Introduction

First Recreation

Second Recreation

In which, as Justa and Gracia continue, the latter recounts what she saw of Mother Angela and how long she has known her

Third Recreation

In which Justa asks Gracia to tell her about Mount Carmel

Fourth Recreation

In which Gracia continues to tell of the greatness of Mount Carmel

Fifth Recreation

In which Gracia continues to tell of the greatness of Mount Carmel

Sixth Recreation

In which they discuss the riches and precious stones of Mount Carmel

Seventh Recreation

In which all three nuns discuss the properties of prayer, and the practice of the same

Eighth Recreation

Which tells of the life of the holy Mother Teresa of Jesus and of her birth and parents, calling her by the name of Angela, and sums up the favors that God granted her, as she relates them in her books

Ninth Recreation

Suggestions for Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226734552
Editor:
Weber, Alison
Author:
Powell, Amanda
Editor:
Weber, Alison
Author:
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Author:
Salazar, Maria de San Jose
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Author:
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Author:
Salazar
Author:
Weber, Ali
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Author:
Weber, Alison
Author:
Salazar, Mar
Author:
Maria
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Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Spain
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Christian saints
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Teresa
Subject:
Christian saints -- Spain -- Avila.
Subject:
Biography-Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Other Voice in Early Modern Europe
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
203
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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