Sonnets, litanies and praise in three festivities in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe (1601-1602) Sonetos, letanías y alabanzas en tres fiestas en honor de la Virgen de Guadalupe (1601-1602) Academic Article in Scopus uri icon


  • When relating his journey, Friar Diego de Ocaña describes two festivities celebrated in Villa de Potosí, both dedicated to the enthronement of images of the Virgin painted by himself. The festivities included processions as well as literary pieces to honor the Virgin. Ocaña notes that among the poetic texts composed in veneration and praise of the Virgin, there were also prayer-like compositions that were sung during the processions, at the end of the Eucharistic celebration, during the Salve Regina, or during those moments when the image was placed upon the altar. In the present article particular attention is given to various texts, specifically to those which accompanied the festivities that took place with the same pomp and circumstance as those ceremonies celebrated for the feast of Corpus Christi.

Publication date

  • January 1, 2013