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Sor María de Ágreda y la orden franciscana en América

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Author(s): Ana Morte Acín

Journal: Antíteses
ISSN 1984-3356

Volume: 4;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 291;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: América | Sor María de Ágreda | Franciscan order | Iconography | Evangelization.

ABSTRACT
In this paper we intend to make an approach to what was the impact of the figure of Sor Maria de Agreda in the Americas. The Spanish rose to fame due to the supernatural phenomena experienced, and it was used by the Franciscan Order (to which she belonged) for using her figure, to strengthen its work of evangelization in those lands and thus win the game to Dominicans or Jesuits. This strategy carried out by different means, was reflected in both literary and iconographic and their footprints can be traced to the present.
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