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Jerónima Nava y Saavedra (Jerónima del Espíritu Santo)

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

Born in Tocaima, Colombia, in 1669, she became a nun. In 1727 she wrote about her spiritual life, this was published in 1994 as Autobiografía de una monja venerable. (Robledo, a, 211)

Her confessor of 20 years, Juan de Olmos, collected and complied her work adding a prologue detailing her life to what was titled, Vida de la Madre Jerónima del Espíritu Santo Religiosa clarisa de Santafé. (Robledo, b, 35-42)

She died in Bogot√° in 1727.

Life Events

Born 1669She was born in Tocaima, Colombia.
Other 1727She finished her autobiography.
Died 1727She died in Santafé de Bogotá.


Smith, Verity, (1997), Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature

Velásquez Toro, Magdala; Reyes Cárdenas, Catalina; Rodríguez Jiménez, Pablo, (1995), Las mujeres en la historia de Colombia


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