Detailed Description

Title: Los Hermanos Maristas de la enseñanza e instrucción pública bajo su dirección en la ciudad de Santander
Creator: Celestino, José
Publication Info: New York : Imprenta de A. W. Howes, 1898.
Physical Details: 1-43 p. ; 20 x 13.5 cm
Physical Condition: TWO COPIES: Some fading of wrappers, but a good, clean copy.

Summary: The Marists Brothers provide information about their order and their schools, including details of their Christian education method.
Historical Notes: In 1870 the central government initiated reforms to create a public education system throughout Colombia. The three central features of this reform were: to establish free and obligatory elementary, middle, and high schools; to institute secular education; and to create an education system which would promote the liberal ideas of the government. After Independence, Liberal and Conservative governments followed the principle of “patronato”, which argued that the church should be subordinate to the laws of the nation state. However, depending on the degree of radicalism of the party leader, conservative governments generally tended to favor a privileged role for the Catholic Church. Under the leadership of Mariano Ospina Rodríguez (president from 1857-61) the government supported the return of the Jesuits to Colombia, helping to place them in charge of public education institutions and allowing them to found new schools (264, 268-9). Jaramillo Uribe, Jaime 1982 El Proceso de la Educación. In Manual de Historia de Colombia. J.G. Cobo Borda and S. Mutis Durán, eds. Pp. 249-336. Bogotá: Procultura.
Donor Notes: The first article describes the origin, history, and methods of the order. The second article defends the activities of the order in Santander, Cauca, against attacks concerning the quality of its teaching, the national loyalties of its members, etc. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Marist Brothers -- Colombia -- Santander de Quilichao
Monasticism and religious orders -- Colombia -- Santander de Quilichao
Catholic Church -- Colombia -- Santander de Quilichao
Church and education -- Colombia -- Santander de Quilichao
Education -- Colombia -- Santander de Quilichao
Santander de Quilichao (Colombia) -- Church history -- 19th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00334
Record Number: 168