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Wounds of LoveThe Mystical Marriage of Saint Rose of Lima$
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Frank Graziano

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195136401

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195136403.001.0001

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Why Rose of Lima?

Why Rose of Lima?

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(p.89) 4 Why Rose of Lima?
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Wounds of Love
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Frank Graziano (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195136403.003.0005

A discussion of why among the many candidates Rose of Lima received high honors as first saint of the New World and patron of the Americas. The reasons discussed include Rose’s penitential asceticism, support of religious and civil authorities, effective hagiography, Criollismo, advocacy by the Dominicans and Queen Mariana of Austria, and massive public devotion. Also discussed are the popularization of mysticism by Fray Luis de Granada and others, the Inquisition’s response, and the religious ideals of Counter-Reformation Spain.

Keywords:   Counter-Reformation, canonization, Luis de Granada, Mariana of Austria, mortification, Dominicans, Inquisition, King Philip IV

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