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Difunta Correa

Frank Graziano

in Cultures of Devotion

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9780195171303
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199785193 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171303.003.0004
Difunta Correa

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This chapter explores the devotion to Difunta Correa, a prominent folk saint in western Argentina. It examines myth development, particularly in relation to Difunta Correa’s miraculous breast; religious tourism; penance; relation to the Catholic Church; and contemporary devotion to Difunta Correa at her shrine complex in San Juan.

Keywords: maternity; breast; Virgin Mary; Mary Magdalen; religious tourism; penance

Chapter.  9959 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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