Detailed Description

Title: Septenario a nuestra señora de las Anguistias...
Creator: León, Antonio Javier de
Publication Info: Bogotá : Tipografía de, 1889.
Physical Details: pp. /1-3/-12 ; 14 5/10 x 9 5/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Fair

Summary: A spiritual exercise to be practiced during a week honoring Our Lady of Angustias (Anxieties).
Historical Notes: During the nineteenth century Colombians gathered to praise their saints or virgins in collective acts of devotion centered on the reading of religious texts such as litanies, sermons and novenas. These practices directly contributed to the forging of a national identity. The emerging Colombian state and the Catholic Church established a close relation, and together promoted a national identity centered on the Hispanic and Pre-Hispanic roots of the nation. Catholicism was an essential component of this identity. Indeed, "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: Seven days of prayers dedicated to Our Lady of Angustias [Anxieties], as worshipped in the village of Labateca. - 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: P02826
Record Number: 570