Nuns were very important in medieval times. After they attended school, and passed the
1,300 question test, they were qualified to be teachers to other young girls who wanted to become writers or nuns as well.
Nuns did not have the right to get married. This was a holy debated issue, but some
nuns tried secret marriage, protest, or even threatened to commit suicide. Those who attempted secret marriages were soon discovered and the nun was
either hung or whipped to death. Threatening to commit suicide or protesting was usually unsuccessful. Some of a nuns duties
- Serving in hospitals
- Donating to the poor for their education, food, or shelter
- Praying for others
Nuns had to always cover theirselves in clothing called gowns. At first, it was only black and white,
but as time went by, a European nun discovered an English nun wearing bright colored gowns, painting her face, and wearing
fur on her gowns. The European nun had never seen this style before and tried it herself. As others discovered the
fashion, it had caught on and every nun was wearing beautiful gowns. Nuns have influenced many people in Europe and always will.
Female nuns did not have the right to have certain duties such as:
- The ability to stay for mass
- Listen to confession
Only men were allowed to participate and lead in these duties. Even though nuns were not allowed to do these duties, it did not stop many
from wanting to become a nun. Most girls were motivated because they knew that nuns serves God in a religious manner. Those women might
have wanted to testify to the deep religious feelings of women in the church with many other nuns and some saints. Some wanted
to become nuns because it gave them more freedom and a new sort of life they may have never been able to experience before.