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Nuestra Señora del Prado

Redescubramos Lima:  Admirabilis: La devocion mariana en el Peru. Austin: La Catedral, 1999.




Nuestra Senora de Prado was a small image brought to Peru in the year 1576 by Antonio Poblete.  Antonio was an appointee by the Spanish government. He was also a widower who was later ordained. He returned to Lima with a statue of Nuestra Senora de Prado.

Antonio built a public oratory near his house in 1602. After the oratory was built in Cercado, the image became a very popular devotional image. The statue was later given to his daughter, who erected a shrine in honor of the Marian image in gratitude. 

In 1640, the statue was given by the Peruvian government to nuns at an Augustinian Monastery. Years after the monument was erected, during the government of the Marques de Mancera on September 1, 1640, three nuns from the Monastery of the Incarnation paraded, with dona Angela de Zarate y Recalde at the head, to inaugurate the gathering of Augustinians. Currently the image presides over the main altarpiece of the church of the Monastery that bears the same name in the Cercado de Lima.

The image stands on a silver base and surrounded by flashes of the same metal.

Redescubramos Lima:  Admirabilis: La devocion mariana en el Peru. Austin: La Catedral, 1999.

Researched by Corinne Woodruff

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