Los prodigios de la omnipotencia y milagros de la gracia en la vida de la venerable sierva de Dios, Catarina de San Juan (Libros II, III y IV)

Approved by the highest and elite ecclesiastical hierarchs of the late New Spain’s XVII century, Los prodigios de la omnipotencia y milagros de la gracia en la vida de la venerable sierva de Dios Catarina de San Juan exploited the docere, delectare, movere evangelizer in the form of a hagiographic novel. Faithful to the ignatian fantastic, the text promotes the global success of the Jesuit apostolate through the bilocations of Catarina de San Juan all over the world, hyperbolic and pedestrian miracles, and supernatural interventions that became part of the daily life. About to be considered for a beatification, the whole process stopped when the Jesuit author, Alonso Ramos, fell under suspicion when he began to have problems with his own congregation but at an international level. The influential and famous Ramos spent the last 18 years of his life imprisoned and Catarina became a myth that still exists in our times.

Robin Ann Rice is a full-time professor and researcher at the Popular Autonomous University of the State of Puebla (PAUSP). Member of the National System of Researchers (NSR), she has a PhD in Hispanic Philology from the University of Navarra. His previous studies are in the area of Comparative Literature. She is the author of books and articles on Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Isabel de la Encarnación, Vélez de Guevara, Lope de Vega, Maria de Zayas, Mariana de Carvajal and Miguel de Cervantes, among others.

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