Detailed Description

Title: Una flor para el altar de Maria
Creator: UNK Anonymous
Publication Info: Bogotá : UNK, [1856].
Physical Details: [unpaginated] 4 pp ; 14 4/10 x 9 cms.
Physical Condition: Good

Summary: Prayer honoring the Virgin Mary
Historical Notes: Throughout the nineteenth century Catholicism was the dominant reigion in Colombia. Moreover, 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. 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]. The collective reading of novenas, sermons and other religious texts contributed to create this new sense of belonging.
Donor Notes: Versified ode to Mary - J.L.H.

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

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera
Institution: Vanderbilt Univesity
Accession Number: P02833
Record Number: 563