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Huamán Capac, Catalina de Jesús
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(d. 1774) is one of the few known Indian nuns in colonial Peru and prelate of the beatery of Copacabana in Lima for Indian women religious around the year 1733. She attempted to raise the beatery to the rank of monastery and petitioned the king and the Council of Indies for aid. The Council agreed to help only if the monastery had a certain fixed income. Unable to assure this condition, Huamán Capac began a pilgrimage to beg alms to support her project. She walked as far as La Paz…

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Klaiber, Jeffrey, “Huamán Capac, Catalina de Jesús”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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