Transforming the Role of Convents in Havana

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:
Transforming the Role of Convents in Havana

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This chapter examines the changing role of convents in Havana, Cuba, as educational institutions for female during the period from 1796 to 1807. It discusses the arrival of the Ursulines in Havana and analyzes the manner in which a teaching order of immigrant nuns transformed female religious life in the city. It also investigates the impact of additional female religious immigrants, the Clares and Dominicans, who arrived in Havana from Santo Domingo during the same period.

Keywords: convents; educational institutions; Havana; Cuba; Ursulines; immigrant nuns; Clares nuns; Dominican nuns

Chapter.  5633 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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