Agredist Ephemera

Sor Maria de Agreda. [Drop title]: Sucintamente se refieren los motivos, que assisten al Sindico de la Causa de la V. Madre Maria de Jesus de Agreda, para el pago de las 354. fanegas de Trigo, y 3[000] reales, que le debe el Convento de San Phelipe el Real de esta Corte.

[Madrid, no printer, ca. 1730?].

Large 4to [28 x 20 cm]. (7) pp, (1), signed A4. Creased from folding; loosely housed in modern red card covers.


Unrecorded, ephemeral pamphlet describing the decision of Fray José Garcia, Prior of the Monastery of San Phelipe el Real in Madrid, to provide a large donation to the Cause of the Beatification of Sor Maria de Ágreda (1602-65). The defence of Ágreda against the denunciations of French and German commentators became a patriotic duty in early 18th century Spain; here, Fray Garcia attempts to justify his monastery’s donation of 354 fanegas of wheat (20,000 liters) alongside 3,000 reales, to the Sindico promoting her cause.

Citing the recent case of a malfeasant monk of Tahona known to have sold large quantities of wheat to the public, Fray Garcia lays out the reasons he believes the donated wheat in this case will be milled and consumed ‘for the maintenance of the Community’ rather than befall a similar fate.

The present pamphlet was evidently separately-issued, probably as an ecclesiastical brief for circulation among nearby monasteries, but is unrecorded in OCLC and REBUIN.

Art.-Nr.: BN#53581 Schlagwörter: ,