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Cultures of DevotionFolk Saints of Spanish America$
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Frank Graziano

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195171303

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171303.001.0001

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Difunta Correa

Difunta Correa

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(p.167) Difunta Correa
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Cultures of Devotion
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Frank Graziano (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171303.003.0004

This chapter explores the devotion to Difunta Correa, a prominent folk saint in western Argentina. It examines myth development, particularly in relation to Difunta Correa’s miraculous breast; religious tourism; penance; relation to the Catholic Church; and contemporary devotion to Difunta Correa at her shrine complex in San Juan.

Keywords:   maternity, breast, Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalen, religious tourism, penance

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