Detailed Description

Title: Estatutos de la Asociación de los Sagrados Corazones y de la Adoración Perpetua del Santísimo Sacramento establecida en la América de sur
Creator: Brothers of the Sacred Heart
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de Agustín Patiño, 1890.
Physical Details: 53 p. ; 14 9/10 x 11 1/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Good, save for "Bogotá" scrawled on title page.

Summary: The origins of the Sacred Heart Association, its spiritual basis, advantages, and religious festivities are detailed. The second part of the document sets out the statutes of the organization, including the obligations of the members, rules for admission and meetings, and administrative issues.
Historical Notes: The religious rituals of the Corazón de Jesus from France were widely adopted after their arrival in 1867. In Colombia the municipalities and cities adopted the Catholic symbol as their guardian in 1891. This process of national commitment to the Corazón de Jesus devotion was not free from friction between the Liberal and the Conservative parties who constantly debated the divine origin of the authority. The Liberals were historically opposed to the intrusions of the Catholic Church in the politics of the nation. Henríques de Hernández, Cecilia 2010 El Sagrado Corazón en la Historia de Colombia. Revista de La Universidad Nacional 22:80-8.
Donor Notes: The statutes of two leading Catholic devotional groups then recently established in South America. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Brothers of the Sacred Heart -- Colombia
Monasticism and religious orders -- Colombia
Catholic Church -- Colombia
Colombia -- Church history -- 19th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P02757
Record Number: 125