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The Miraculous Flying House of Loreto

Karin Vélez

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174006
eISBN:
9780691184494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174006.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In 1295, a house fell from the evening sky onto an Italian coastal road by the Adriatic Sea. Inside, awestruck locals encountered the Virgin Mary, who explained that this humble mud-brick structure ... More


Accidental Pilgrims

Karin Vélez

in The Miraculous Flying House of Loreto

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174006
eISBN:
9780691184494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174006.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes how some Catholic pilgrims tried to reconcile the Jesuit official advice of mental self-discipline with their first intense encounters with the Madonna of Loreto. The pilgrims' ... More


Introduction

Karin Vélez

in The Miraculous Flying House of Loreto

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174006
eISBN:
9780691184494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174006.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This introductory chapter begins with the story of a small, well-traveled house that fell from the sky into the middle of a road leading to the town of Recanati, in Italy's Marche region, 2 December ... More


Deconstructing a Miracle

Karin Vélez

in The Miraculous Flying House of Loreto

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174006
eISBN:
9780691184494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174006.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Since the miraculous flying house first surfaced, people have applied historical methods to better understand it. But these attempts have fallen short at explaining three hallmarks of the Loreto ... More


First Authors

Karin Vélez

in The Miraculous Flying House of Loreto

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174006
eISBN:
9780691184494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174006.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter reexamines Loreto's historical “brand” by looking at some of the first authors of Loreto's origin story. It opens with the architects of Loreto's shrine seal, Cardinal Antonio Maria ... More


Holy House Builders

Karin Vélez

in The Miraculous Flying House of Loreto

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174006
eISBN:
9780691184494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174006.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter first considers Bishop Casal's failed attempt to take a stone from the Holy House and its repercussions. It then surveys multiple iterations of the Holy House of Loreto that were built ... More


Anonymous Renovators of Icons

Karin Vélez

in The Miraculous Flying House of Loreto

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174006
eISBN:
9780691184494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174006.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter begins by examining how two peripheral artworks of the Virgin of Loreto, the eighteenth-century wooden statue from the Moxos missions and the seventeenth-century Roman painting by ... More


Counters, Namers, and Processers

Karin Vélez

in The Miraculous Flying House of Loreto

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174006
eISBN:
9780691184494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174006.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Agostinho de Santa Maria (1642–1728), a Descalced Augustinian friar from Portugal, spent the last three decades of his life taking inventory of sites dedicated to Mary. Jesuits such as Wilhelm ... More


Reconstructing Catholic Expansion

Karin Vélez

in The Miraculous Flying House of Loreto

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174006
eISBN:
9780691184494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174006.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. It begins by recapitulating the three entry points for analysis that have been tested in this book: beginning with anchoring ... More


Loreto and the paradigm of piety, 1890–1932

Tim Allender

in Learning Femininity In Colonial India, 1820-1932

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085796
eISBN:
9781526104298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085796.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Roman Catholic female teaching order of Loreto established very different networks of interaction that were not always coterminous with empire. They resulted in different outcomes for Indian ... More


The Inca Motif in Colonial Fiestas – II

in Habsburg Peru: Images, Imagination and Memory

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239147
eISBN:
9781846313264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239147.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the participation of the Inca nobility in a customary annual fiesta and procession held in honour of Our Lady of Loreto on August 22, 1692 in the Inca capital of Cuzco in Peru. ... More


Thresholds

Abigail Brundin, Deborah Howard, and Mary Laven

in The Sacred Home in Renaissance Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198816553
eISBN:
9780191853746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816553.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion, European Early Modern History

This chapter explores the transmission of religious objects, ideas, and practices between the household and the wider community. Occupying a central place in the discussion is the Holy House of ... More


Schooling Young Gentlewomen: Girlhood Education and the Experience of Boarding School

Mary Hatfield

in Growing Up in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: A Cultural History of Middle-Class Childhood and Gender

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198843429
eISBN:
9780191879265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843429.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter considers educational provision for Irish girls and the origins of Catholic female religious teaching orders in Ireland. The purpose and content of female education was based on a ... More


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