Detailed Description

Title: Al sagrado corazón de Jesús. Plegaria.
Creator: UNK
Publication Info: Bogotá : [Eustacio A. Escovar, ditor]., 1879.
Physical Details: printed on 1 side ; 15 x 9 5/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Fair

Summary: A prayer devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Historical Notes: During the nineteenth century the Catholic Church experienced important changes in order to adapt itself to larger transformation in society. One of such changes was the promotion of specific devotions that allowed it to build a more controlled religiosity and a more modern image of itself. One of those devotions was the Sacred Heart of Jesus. On another level, the emerging Colombian state took advantage of its close relation with the Church, and of the centrality of Catholicism amongst Colombians, to build a national identity, in which Catholicism was key. The collective reading of novenas, sermons, litanies and other religious texts contributed to create this new sense of belonging. [see for example, Michael LaRosa and Germán Mejía, Colombia: A Concise Contemporary History (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2012), p. 63].
Donor Notes: Petitionary verse prayer to the sacred Heart of Jesus. - J.L.H.

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

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P02822
Record Number: 573