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Creation Date

1690

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Mexico : Por los herederos de la viuda de Bernardo Calderon, 1690.

Padre Martínez (1655-1701), a native of Puebla, was a leading Jesuit preacher with a huge following, among whom were a number of wealthy supporters who saw to the costs of having his sermons published as he made them available. St. Francis Xavier’s feast day is 3 December and on that date in 1689 Father Juan preached this sermon on his life and accomplishments.

-David Carey, Jr., Ph.D.

Keywords

Mexico, Colonialism, The Catholic Church

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