e Center of the village is the Casa Mae, the Motherhouse. During the day Delina and a lot of the older ladies sit together in her room and recycle clo- th that is then used for carpets. e door is always open and a lot of people enter to ask or tell something or just spend some time together. - Noiva do Cordeiro is a modern matriarchal community of 300 people in Minas Gerais, Brazil. After 40 years of suffering under a strict evangelical religion they abolished religion 25 years ago and live now in a unique socialist matriarchal society with Delina Fernandes, the former wife of the priest as their matriarch.