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1695, Mar 31756, Feb 25
a Mexican author. She was born in Atlixco in New Spain (now Mexico) to a Spanish father and an an American mother. In 1714, at the age of nineteen, she entered the Beaterio de Santa Rosa, a Catholic convent in Puebla. In 1740, she was elected abbess of the convent. Aguilar was a prolific writer on religious subjects and her writing was highly regarded during her lifetime. She authored four treatises on mystical and theological subjects as well as spiritual guidebooks for nuns.
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