Misereres & exsultates
Category : Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality
Subtheme Conventual life
Puebla, Pue., October 2007. 201p. letter sized. Archive: DEMAC, Series: DEMAC Prizes, Biography and Autobiography 2007-2008. Published – yes.
Reference Source: Armenta, Celine. Misereres & exsultates, Mexico, DEMAC, 2009, 196p.
Through small essays, Celine Armenta narrates the relationship that she had with nuns during her childhood, her decision to enter the convent and, ten years later, to leave it. She describes the emotional life of women living in convents; she reflects on friendship, affection, attraction and love between women, but also on guilt, vocation, religiousness and faith.
She analyzes the work The Traps of Faith by Octavio Paz and The Bondages of Women by Marcela Lagarde; both address this scarcely studied topic. Celine adapted herself to the secular world and she considers that it was worth to be a nun.
Keywords: convents, conventual life, depression, eroticism, guilt, mission, nun, obedience, religion and spirituality, religiosity, solitude