The Resource [Spiritual autobiography of Madre María de San José]

[Spiritual autobiography of Madre María de San José]

Label
[Spiritual autobiography of Madre María de San José]
Title
[Spiritual autobiography of Madre María de San José]
Title variation
Oaxaca manuscript. Order of Saint Monica
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
spa
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
RIBRL
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1656-1719
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María de San José
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • María de San José
  • Nuns' writings
  • Nuns' writings, Mexican
  • Monastic and religious life of women
  • Manuscripts
Label
[Spiritual autobiography of Madre María de San José]
Link
https://archive.org/details/spiritualautobio01mara
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Ms. codex
  • Title taken from modern editions of Madre María de San José's autobiography
  • Manuscript is entirely composed in the hand of Madre María de San José
  • Dates of composition supplied by Word from New Spain. The spiritual autobiography of Madre María de San José (1656-1719)
  • Madre María de San José, was an Augustinian Recollect nun in the Convent of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad in Oaxaca, Mexico. In this work she described the thirty-one years she spent living on her family's rural hacienda, focussing on her twenty-one year struggle to gain entrance into the convent in Oaxaca. Part 1 tells the story of her life before she entered the convent from 1656-1687 and was composed from 1703-1705. Part 2 begins with her experiences as a professed nun in the Convent of Santa Mónica in Puebla de Zaragoza, Mexico, and includes descriptions of convent life. Parts 2-10 are a chronological account of her life with part 4 containing an account of the founding of the Convent of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad in Oaxaca, Mexico. Parts 11 and 12 are a compilation of miscellaneous writings, including an account of her secular life in part 12 written for Bishop Manuel Fernández de Santa Cruz, whose own confessor, Ignacio Asenxo, a canon of the Cathedral of Puebla, burned some of the writings, although her new confessor at the Convent of Santa Mónica, Padre Juan Cárdenas, requested (ca. 1696) that she continue recording her authobiography. Cf. Word from New Spain. The spiritual autobiography of Madre María de San José (1656-1719)
  • For a detailed study of this work, please see "Word from New Spain. The spiritual autobiography of Madre María de San José (1656-1719)" by Kathleen Ann Myers, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1993
  • Pagination: pt. 1: [2], 118 leaves; pt. 2: 130 leaves; pt. 3: 130 leaves; pt. 4:117 leaves; pt. 5: 80, [2] leaves; pt. 6: 89 leaves; pt. 7: 88 leaves; pt. 8: 72 leaves; pt. 9: 88 leaves; pt. 10: 53, [20] leaves; pt. 11: [32] leaves; pt. 12: [16] leaves
Extent
1 online resource (12 parts)
Form of item
online
Note
  • John Carter Brown Library copy has parts 1-12 in separate slipcases, housed together in three grey cloth-covered slipcases measuring 23 cm. in height.
  • John Carter Brown Library copy has parts 1-3 as Codex Sp 39; parts 4-7 as Codex Sp 40; and parts 8-12, with pts. 11-12 bound together, as Codex Sp 41.
  • John Carter Brown Library copy has various loose pieces of paper, with locations from which they came, which were bound with the manuscript removed and housed in the JCB bibliographical file.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
[Spiritual autobiography of Madre María de San José]
Link
https://archive.org/details/spiritualautobio01mara
Publication
Note
  • Ms. codex
  • Title taken from modern editions of Madre María de San José's autobiography
  • Manuscript is entirely composed in the hand of Madre María de San José
  • Dates of composition supplied by Word from New Spain. The spiritual autobiography of Madre María de San José (1656-1719)
  • Madre María de San José, was an Augustinian Recollect nun in the Convent of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad in Oaxaca, Mexico. In this work she described the thirty-one years she spent living on her family's rural hacienda, focussing on her twenty-one year struggle to gain entrance into the convent in Oaxaca. Part 1 tells the story of her life before she entered the convent from 1656-1687 and was composed from 1703-1705. Part 2 begins with her experiences as a professed nun in the Convent of Santa Mónica in Puebla de Zaragoza, Mexico, and includes descriptions of convent life. Parts 2-10 are a chronological account of her life with part 4 containing an account of the founding of the Convent of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad in Oaxaca, Mexico. Parts 11 and 12 are a compilation of miscellaneous writings, including an account of her secular life in part 12 written for Bishop Manuel Fernández de Santa Cruz, whose own confessor, Ignacio Asenxo, a canon of the Cathedral of Puebla, burned some of the writings, although her new confessor at the Convent of Santa Mónica, Padre Juan Cárdenas, requested (ca. 1696) that she continue recording her authobiography. Cf. Word from New Spain. The spiritual autobiography of Madre María de San José (1656-1719)
  • For a detailed study of this work, please see "Word from New Spain. The spiritual autobiography of Madre María de San José (1656-1719)" by Kathleen Ann Myers, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1993
  • Pagination: pt. 1: [2], 118 leaves; pt. 2: 130 leaves; pt. 3: 130 leaves; pt. 4:117 leaves; pt. 5: 80, [2] leaves; pt. 6: 89 leaves; pt. 7: 88 leaves; pt. 8: 72 leaves; pt. 9: 88 leaves; pt. 10: 53, [20] leaves; pt. 11: [32] leaves; pt. 12: [16] leaves
Extent
1 online resource (12 parts)
Form of item
online
Note
  • John Carter Brown Library copy has parts 1-12 in separate slipcases, housed together in three grey cloth-covered slipcases measuring 23 cm. in height.
  • John Carter Brown Library copy has parts 1-3 as Codex Sp 39; parts 4-7 as Codex Sp 40; and parts 8-12, with pts. 11-12 bound together, as Codex Sp 41.
  • John Carter Brown Library copy has various loose pieces of paper, with locations from which they came, which were bound with the manuscript removed and housed in the JCB bibliographical file.
Specific material designation
remote

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