Account in Verse of the Apparition of Nuestra Señora del Pueblito
Francisco María Colombini y Camayori.
Querétaro triunfante en los campos del Pueblito. Poema histórico sagrado en quarto cantos, de la milagrosa imagen de Nuestra Señora del Pueblito.
Mexico: Mariano Joseph de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1801. (BRB0210)
This sacro-historical poem in four cantos concerns the apparition of Our Lady of Pueblito, one of numerous manifestations of the Virgin Mary found in colonial Mexico. Veneration for this figure arose in the early seventeenth-century after Franciscan missionaries set a carved image of the Virgin inside a temple used by the Indians of Querétaro. Over time, the image inspired numerous conversions and the sanctuary became a popular pilgrimage site. The engraved illustration includes a small image of the Christ Child and a larger kneeling figure of St. Francis supporting the Virgin upon three globes symbolizing the three Franciscan Orders.