Lima, Peru, was the first American place to offer hope to Diego de Ocaña. This Spanish Hieronymite alms-collector and orchestrator of devotion travelled in the name of Our Lady of Guadalupe de Extremadura, enjoying two lengthy sojourns in the city, in 1599-1600 and in 1604-1605. In Lima -- a place seemingly brimming with rise and confidence, wealthy pious donors, saintly persons and the prospect of alms for new sacred foundations -- a stage was set. Professor Mills will explore one facet of Ocaña's investigations and integration of himself, his Virgin and purpose into contemporary Lima's beating heart.
This lecture is part of the Speaking the End Times: Prophecy and Messianism in Early Modern Eurasia Symposium.
Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, International Institute, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, Department of History, International Institute, Institute for the Humanities, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies, and Rackham Graduate School.