The Sisterhood - Section 10: Chapters 20-23 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 20

From the Chronicle of Las Sors Santas de Jesus, by the pen of Esperanza, July,1552, At Sea, Esperanza and the other girls are on a boat headed to Spanish America where they are sent to determine if the convent there is the mission that left Los Golondrinas years ago. Beginning to record their journey, Esperanza explains that they were sent to find Los Golondrinas de Los Andres and to find husbands to avoid the Inquisition’s visit. Esperanza is burdened by the knowledge contained in the Chronicle which "considered logically, undoes any justification for Christian persecution of Jews and Muslims, and testifies to what we believe in common" (page 259). Sor Emmanuela chaperones the girls, but she dies on the ship over to Spanish America; luckily, as the girls fear for their life in the storm, the Foundress visits them and assures...

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