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Book for the Hour of Recreation

Maria de San Jose Salazar and Alison Weber


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, she 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 the staging ... More

Keywords: María Salazar, women's rights, Teresa of Avila, religious reform, religious plays, Discalced convent, Seville, nuns, Catholic Reformation, Spain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780226734545
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226734620.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria de San Jose Salazar, author

Alison Weber, editor