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Upon agreeing to pay the dowries required by Santa Maria de las Huelgas, the father of Gregoria de Vera and Juana de Vera y Herrera also pledged to provide the "customary fees" ( propinas acostumbradas) of 220 ducados that went towards wax, food, and collations, on the day they took the veil.
It took the veil off the relationship between lobbyists, politicians, and the town they work in.
When they took the veil and pledged obedience, what did nuns expect from an undemocratic, hierarchical, male-run authoritarian organization?

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