Mexican karismata: the baroque vocation of Francisca de los Ángeles, 1674-1744

Sampul Depan
University of Nebraska Press, 2004 - 305 halaman
Mexican Karismata chronicles the life of Francisca de los Ángeles (1674–1744), the daughter of a poor Creole mother and mestizo father who became a renowned holy woman in her native city of Querétaro, Mexico, during the high Baroque period. As a precocious young visionary and later as the headmistress of an important religious institution for women, Francisca actively partook in the project to revitalize the Catholic cult in New Spain’s northern regions led by her mentors, the Spanish missionaries of the Congregation for the Propagation of Faith. Her copious correspondence, containing hundreds of unedited letters, documents the personal experience of popular Catholicism during the high Baroque period in New Spain.

Francisca’s journey to God did not follow prescribed hagiographical guidelines, drawing its inspiration instead from an eclectic mix of the doctrines of the Counter-Reformation, medieval spirituality, and local traditions. Her ecstatic apostolate to the dead and living often bordered on heresy but found acceptance and came to fruition under the protection of Querétaro’s ecclesiastical and secular elite. Her life shows how mystic rapture and sociability joined in this colonial variation of Early Modern Catholicism and demonstrates the remarkable vitality and openness of urban spirituality in the New World.

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Introduction
1
The Emerging City
17
Women in Baroque Queretaro
30
The convent of Santa Clara 1864
37
Heresy
51
The Evangelist
75
Francisca and Margil
103
Fray Antonio Margil de Jesus
104
Foundation
187
Eclipse
209
Bourbon Queretaro
219
Queretaro 1778
222
Epilogue
229
Notes
235
Glossary
279
Index
299

The Beaterio of Santa Rosa 16991712
139
founding member of the beaterio of Santa Rosa de Viterbo
163
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Ellen Gunnarsdóttir teaches Spanish at the University of Iceland.

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