Sixteenth-Century Spanish Formulario for Nuns
Formulario de profesión de novicias.
[Spain, ca. 1591].
Manuscript on vellum. (BRMS 114)
Written primarily in Latin, but with Spanish language rubrics provided in red ink, this manuscript Formulario contains the prayers and oaths used in the ceremony in which female novices made their profession as nuns and received the monastic vestments that they would wear for the remainder of their lives. Alternate plural endings for certain Latin words, also entered in red ink, allow for the profession of several nuns at the same time, instead of only one. Still to be confirmed, this manuscript was perhaps made for the Augustinian nuns of the Convento de la Encarnación in Seville, founded in 1591.