Luis Jerónimo de Oré OFM — Symbolo Catholico Indiano (1598)

  • 1 Katolicki Uniwersytet św, Pawła w Cochabamba, Boliwia Wydział Teologiczny


Brother Luis Jerónimo de Oré’s Symbolo Catholico Indiano was the most important and authorized sixteenth century treatise for the evangelization of the native Andean peoples. In its pages we find a vivid image of Andean reality immediately after the Conquest and a fervent exposition of the Catholic faith inspired in the recent Councils of Trent and Lima. The treatise also presents the missioning methods that served the Franciscans and other priests of the Viceroyalty for the evangelization of the indigenous peoples. Above all, in this text we find an admirable exposition of the theological doctrine and catechetical practice in the anthropological perspective that forms its starting point, which is the Andean man or woman who had never heard a message of salvation and dignity for the human person.

Brother Luis Jerónimo de Oré Rojas OFM was born in Huamanga in 1554 (now the geographical Department of Ayacucho in Perú). He was a zealous missionary who travelled throughout the colonizers’ territory, from the extreme north of Florida to the extreme south of Chile. As an intelligent linguist he was the author of important rituals and catechisms in Quechua and Aymara. He was one of the first bishops born on the American soil, and the first to be incorporated into the Native Indian Council and the Vatican hierarchy; as a bishop he stood out for his protection of aboriginal groups and his energetic defense of the cultural integrity of Native Indian nations.

If the inline PDF is not rendering correctly, you can download the PDF file here.

  • Bartra E.T., Los autores del catecismo del Tercer Concilio Límense, „Mercurio Peruano” 470 (1967), s. 359–372.

  • Cook N.D., Luis Jerónimo de Oré: Una aproximación, w: Symbolo Catholico Indiano. Fray Luis Jerónimo de Oré OFM1598. Edición facsimilar, ed. A. Tibesar, Lima 1992, s. 35–61.

  • Cordoba y Salinas D., Crónica franciscana del Perú, Washington DC 1957.

  • Durán J.G., El Catecismo del III Concilio Provincial de Lima y sus Complementos Pastorales (15841585). Estudio preliminar, textos, notas, Buenos Aires 1982.

  • Errasti M., América Franciscana. Evangelizadores e indigenistas franciscanos del siglo XVI, t. 1, Santiago 1986.

  • Geiger M., The Franciscan Conquest of Florida (15731618), Washington DC 1937.

  • Geiger M., The Martyrs of Florida (15131616) by Luis Jerónimo de Óre OFM translades with Notes, New York 1936.

  • Heras J., Aporte de los franciscanos a la evangelización del Perú, Lima 1992.

  • Keenan G., Tormo Sanz L., Experiencia misionera en la Florida, Madrid 1957.

  • Levillier R., Organización de la Iglesia y Órdenes religiosas en el Virreinato del Perú en el siglo XVI, Madrid 1919.

  • Levillier R., Papeles eclesiásticos de Tucumán, t. 2, Madrid 1926.

  • Lisson Chaves E., La Iglesia de España en el Perú, Sevilla 1940.

  • Lopez A., Relación histórica de la Florida escrita en el siglo XVII por Fr. Luis Jerónimo de Oré OFM, Madrid 1931.

  • Ocuña D., Un viaje fascinante por la América hispana del siglo XVI, Madrid 1969.

  • Olivares L., La Provincia franciscana de Chile, Santiago 1961.

  • Ovifido Cavada C., Los obispos de Chile 15611978, Santiago 1979.

  • Polo J.T., Luis Jerónimo de Oré, „Revista Histórica” 2 (1907), s. 74–91.

  • Symbolo Catholico Indiano. Fray Luis Jerónimo de Oré OFM1598. Edición facsimilar, ed. A. Tibesar, Lima 1992.

  • Tibesar A., Franciscan beginnings in Colonial Perú, Washington DC 1953.

  • Tord L.E., Luis Jerónimo de Oré y el Symbolo Catholico Indiano, w: Symbolo Catholico Indiano. Fray Luis Jerónimo de Oré OFM1598. Edición facsimilar, ed. A. Tibesar, Lima 1992, s. 15–34.

  • Vargas Ugarte R., Historia de culto de María en Iberoamérica y de sus imágenes y santuarios más celebrados, Buenos Aires 1947.

  • Vargas Ugarte R., Impresos peruanos (15641650), Lima 1953.

  • Wachtel N., Los vencidos. Los Indios del Perú frente a la conquista española (15301570), Madrid 1976.


Journal + Issues