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The Apothecary   (Based on research)

          In the 1500's when she was 10, she wanted to become an apothecary.  But her father placed her in the convent at the same age.  The cost of the dowry, which went to the convent, was about ¼ of the dowry to marry. 

          In the convent, she realized her dream of becoming an apothecary.  Apprenticed to another nun who was an apothecary, she and the other nun supplied the hospital attached to the convent.  They prescribed and sold herbs to the public as well.   Also, they maintained an herb garden at the convent. 

          Having been raped by a priest, her confessor, she is pregnant.  This crime still exists in the Church today.

 

                 

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