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RIBEIRO, Roberto da Silva. Father Manuel da Madre de Deus: case notes on an ecclesiastic process in XVIII century, Bahia/Brazil. Varia hist. [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.43, pp.301-312. ISSN 0104-8775.

Father Manuel da Madre de Deus Bulhões was born in Salvador, Brazil, in 1673 and dead after 1742. He was general procurator of Carmel Order in Lisbon and general father of Vigaria of Carmel on Bahia and Pernambuco. In 1727 he was accused of several crimes. The case was judged by petition of general visitator of Lisbon, on first instance on Carmel’s convent of Bahia. Father Manuel was accused to live in concubinate with the widow Helena de Lima, to abandon the vow of poverty when he obtained profits with a engenho on Ilha das Fontes and to kill Manuel Guedes de Brito and his slave. Father Manuel runway from his convent and applied against his condemnation. In 1739 he was absolved and got again his prerogatives.

Keywords : colonial Brazil; Carmel order; colonial Bahia; Portuguese crown; Catholic Church.

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