Letter dictated by Francisca Côta to father [Francisco Cabral].
The author repeats to the addressee what she heard from a spirit in the mystical revelations she experienced.
Francisca Côta, also known as Francisca de Jesus, a nun who was 21 years old, was arrested by the Inquisition in 1646 under the accusation of faking to be saint and virtuous, to receive revelations from the heavens and to speak directly with angels and saints who told her things about the future.
She was condemned because of the letters she dictated, in which she described her mystical experiences.
After she was sentenced to exile in Brazil for tem years, her father plead on her behalf. He asked for her to stay in Mazagão, her homeland, because she suffered from gout. This appeal was denied to her.