Exaltacion de la Divina Misericordia en la milagrosa renovacion de la soberana imagen de Christo Senor N. Crucificado, que se venera en la iglesia del Convento de S. Joseph de carmelitas descalcas de esta ciudad de Mexico.

Exaltacion de la Divina Misericordia en la milagrosa renovacion de la soberana imagen de Christo Senor N. Crucificado, que se venera en la iglesia del Convento de S. Joseph de carmelitas descalcas de esta ciudad de Mexico.

Alfonso Alberto de Velasco; Juan Rodríguez; Francisco Silverio

Mexico, Maria de Benavides viuda de Juan de Rivera, 1699


[Early Mexican Imprint: Cristo Renovado de Ixmiquilpan at the Convento de San Jose, early Mexican Catholic Shrines]  Bound in vellum.  4to.  Good binding.  [8], 67, [1] leaves. Leaves 13-16 in convincing facsimile.  This work discusses the miraculous appearance of an image of Christ in the convent of St. Joseph in Mexico City.  Palau 357042. 

A "providential biography of a celebrated crucifix in Mexico City... published first in the late seventeenth century to encourage devotion and sanctify a struggling convent of Discalced Carmelite nuns founded a few years before the crucifix was brought to them.  It is the story of God's grace in the world from the pen of Dr. Alfonso Alberto de Velasco, a learned metropolitan priest who served as chaplain to the nuns." - William Taylor," Two Shrines of the Cristo Renovado: Religion and Peasant Politics in Late Colonial Mexico," American Historical Review Vol. 110, No. 4 (October 2005), pp. 945-974.  Velasco's description of the shrine's miracles was first published in 1688, "Renovacion por si misma de la soberana imagen de Christo." This work was revised and enlarged and written for a more general audience in 1699. Apologetic works of New Spain.

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