René Millar Carvacho, Fr. Francisco Camacho O.H. (Jerez de la Frontera 1629-Lima 1698). Retórica de una conversión y santificación barroca [Fr. Francisco Camacho O. H. (Jerez de la Frontera 1629-Lima 1698): Rhetoric of a Conversion and Baroque Sanctification]
Through the figure of Francisco Camacho, a lay brother of the order of San Juan de Dios, who had fame of sanctity and was proposed for canonization after his death in Lima in 1698, the essay analyzes the factors that contributed to the configuration of his public image. The different elements and circumstances that shaped that representation are presented, as well as the way it was received at his time. Furthermore, the essay analyzes the impact that Camacho’s public image had upon his own process of canonization and the policies of sanctity that the Holy See promoted in the Counter Reformation.
Keywords: Saints John of God Hospital Order – Viceroyalty of Peru – Sainthood – Hagiography – Process of canonization