Common-Life Reform

John J. Clune

in Cuban Convents in the Age of Enlightened Reform, 1761–1807

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032177
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038308 | DOI:
Common-Life Reform

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This chapter examines the common-life reform at the Santa Clara Convent in Havana, Cuba, during the period from 1782 to 1783. The task of implementing the reforms was given to Manuel Estéves, a Franciscan vicar provincial in Havana. The chapter discusses the opposition to common-life reforms in other territories of the Bourbon Empire, the controversy over auditing the account books and the delays in the implementation of the reforms until the reestablishment of the communal regimen in 1783.

Keywords: common-life reform; convent reform; Santa Clara Convent; Havana; Cuba; Manuel Estéves; communal regimen; account books

Chapter.  5397 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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