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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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Before she took the veil off, Oprah warned the audience: "This is really nothing you can prepare for.
I took the veil out of love for God and to please him.
Then I took the veil off too," she said, "because it let me sit on a pedestal where my black sisters could not sit.
Irmina then took the veil at the local convent, founded by her father, Dagobert.
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.
When they took the veil and pledged obedience, what did nuns expect from an undemocratic, hierarchical, male-run authoritarian organization?
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