The Sisterhood - Section 5: Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9

In January 1509, Sor Beatriz begins keeping the Chronicle at the Abbess's command, beginning by recording her own consecration into the order. Three years after Salome's birth, Isabella takes her final vows and becomes Sor Beatriz. The Abbess permits Salome to stay with her mother who works with Sor Angela in the scriptorium, taking over after the older nun's death. When the Abbess realizes many of their scrolls are disintegrated from age, she charges Sor Beatriz with copying their Gospel and scrolls into a book gifted to the convent from the Abenzucars so it will not be lost. She worries because when the Foundress last appeared in 1470, she warned of the Inquisition's interest in Las Golondrinas, advising them to protect the Gospel and the Abbess's medal. The Abbess plans to do this by establishing a mission in Gran Canaria. Las Golondrinas endures several...

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