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take the veil

To become a nun (and thus wear a nun's headdress). Yes, I am taking the veil and devoting my life to God.
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take the veil

become a nun.
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We are taking the veil off issues they normally don't talk about" said Dr.
And at a time when more and more women are taking the veil, even in the industry, it's a bold film that shows one tossing it off, never to be worn again.
A relationship is seen between the presence of the princess and the use of performances, particularly during the convent's rites of passage ceremonies, directed toward providing models of behaviour, the idealisation of convent life, and celebration of the apparent rejection of temporal power in taking the veil.
At a time when more and more Egyptian women are taking the veil, Cairo remains the world epicentre for those who wish to master a dance that is only a slight variation on the theme of Salome's shedding of her veils.
57) Nuns renounced their inheritance rights on taking the veil, though a monastic dowry was paid to the convent (see below, n.
In 1737, they took a vow to live together in order to devote themselves entirely to caring for the poverty-stricken, though without taking the veil.
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