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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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Sarita Colonia

Sarita Colonia

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(p.141) Sarita Colonia
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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/9780195171303.003.0003

This chapter explores the devotion to Sarita Colonia, the most prominent folk saint in Peru. It examines Sarita’s biography in relation to myth formation; compares Sarita’s story of virginity and (attempted) rape to the hagiography of several canonized saints; and discusses contemporary devotion to Sarita at her shrine in Callao (Lima).

Keywords:   virginity, rape, Maria Goretti, Antonia Messina, Lima

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