LiLy Jiménez Osorio
King’s College London, UK


Based on several miracles and narratives of miraculous facts, this paper addresses the issues of death, soul, Saints’ relics and knowledges in tension in various cases in colonial America throughout the 17th and the 18th centuries. By studying the body and the main miracles associated to it, we intend to set forth the image of a treshold body allowing for some sort of simultaneousness of sacred and profane worlds. A fragmentary methodology belonging to cultural studies is used, by tracking images through both documentary and visual records.

Keywords: Body, religiousity, relics, mouth, Colonial America.