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What texts are we studying?

The collected lives appeared in manuscripts of the 15th-16th centuries and in handwritten and printed chronicles of religious orders in 17th century Castile and in other works (conventual books) or compendiums containing lives of saints (flos sanctorum). Thus, this project recovers several texts that have never been printed and most that were never edited independently. Some living saints were authors of texts, as we give notice in certain lives listed in the catalogue, like that of Mary of Ajofrín. While many writings have disappeared, we still keep documents, letters and revelations of these women, as in the case of Maria de Santo Domingo (the Book of prayer and Revelations) or Juana de la Cruz (her Book of the House or the revelations told by her in her vita and in her sermons from the Book of Conorte).