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Caacupé
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Capital of the Departamento de Cordillera, Paraguay, 55 km ESE of Asunción. It is the most important place of pilgrimage (III) in the country, where the Virgen de los Milagros (Virgin of Miracles) is venerated. The major festival on Dec 8 (Immaculata Conceptio) and the founding legend suggest that the origins were in the period of the early Franciscan mission, primarily under L. Bolaños (1549–1629). However, the place Caacupé (“behind the woods”) became a parish only in 1770; since then there has been a permanent sanctuary. Since Paraguay's i…

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Bussmann, Claus, “Caacupé”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_02666>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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