Relaci?n hist?rica y moral de la portentosa imagen de N. Sr. Jesucristo crucificado aparecido en una de las cuevas de S. Miguel de Chalma, hoy real convento y santuario de este nombre, de religiosos ermita?os de N.G.P. y doctor S. Agustin, en esta Nueva Espa?a, y en esta provincia del sant?simo nombre de Jes?s de M?xico. Con los compendios de las vidas de los dos venerables religiosos legos y primeros anacoretas de este santo desierto, F. Bartolom? de Jes?s Mar?a, y F. Juan de San Josef.

Sard?, Joaqu?n.

Published by Casa de Arizpe, 1810
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One has here the sole edition of the standard and well-thought-of account of the Sanctuary of Jesus Christ at Chalma, the second most visited pilgrimage site in Mexico. The cave housing the Christ Crucified statue was a pre-Columbian sacred site and pilgrimage destination; miraculously the pre-Columbian statue with magical healing power morphed into the Christ image soon after it was visited by early Augustinian friars, who took over the cave and the surrounding area and build a church and religious compound. The original Christ statue was destroyed by fire in the 18th century. In addition to the wealth of information here about the origins of the cave as a site of miracles, its history throughout the colonial period, and accounts of miracles occurring there, this work also has important biographies of Augustinians of the 17th century who played important roles in the care and perpetuation of the site. The engraving shows the cave, the Christ figure, pilgrims, and Augustinian friars. Small 4to. [7] ff., 386 pp., plt. Palau 302085; Medina, Mexico, 10516; Garritz 875. 19th-century mottled sheep, abraded, missing spine label; spine is cracking down center, and volume may sometime split into two halves. Some brown stains, most notable in inner and upper or lower margins; lower outside corner of title?page neatly excised. Old ink notes and scribblings. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Relaci?n hist?rica y moral de la portentosa ...
Publisher: Casa de Arizpe
Publication Date: 1810

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