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MARTINS, William de Souza. A possible mirror of sanctity in colonial Bahia: mother Vitória da Encarnação (1661-1715). Rev. Bras. Hist. [online]. 2013, vol.33, n.66, pp.209-227. ISSN 1806-9347.

The article seeks to analyse the D. Sebastião Monteiro da Vide's work, published in 1720, which deals with virtuous life and holy death of Vitória da Encarnação, a Santa Clara do Desterro's nun. The main objective is comparing the narrative focused with hagiographies and devotionals models influentials during the context, such those provided by the lifes of saints Catharine of Siena and Rose of Lima.

Keywords : models of sanctity in Modern age; Catholic Church and religiosity in colonies; religion and gender.

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