Detailed Description

Title: A María..., Oración a San José.
Creator: UNK
Publication Info: [Bogotá] : Imprenta de Antonio María Silvestre, [1890].
Physical Details: 3 pp. ; 15 x 10 cms.
Physical Condition: Fair

Summary: A series of three short prayers honoring Jesús, Mary and Joseph, issued jointly
Historical Notes: Having a society with a common set of beliefs and religious practices was conducive to the creation of a national identity in nineteenth-century Colombia. The collective reading of novenas, sermons and other religious texts contributed to reinforcing a sense of belonging centered on Catholicism that both the Colombian state and the Catholic church promoted from the top. As LaRosa and Mejía have put it "Catholicism emerged as a central force in building a common identity for Colombians during the formative years of the nineteenth century and well into the twentieth. Catholicism unified a state that was trying to construct a nation" [Michael LaRosa and Germán Mejía, Colombia: A Concise Contemporary History (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2012), p. 63].
Donor Notes: 3 short prayers: to Mary, to Jesus, to St. Joseph issued Jointly. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Catholic Church -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Catholic Church -- Prayers and devotions
Novenas -- Colombia

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera
Institution: Vanderbilt Univesity
Accession Number: P02828
Record Number: 568