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Catecismo mexicano, que contiene toda la doctrina Christiana con todas sus declaraciones

Title page in Nahuatl (1758)

Gerónimo de Ripalda, 1536?-1618

Catecismo mexicano, que contiene toda la doctrina Christiana con todas sus declaraciones…(Mexico City, 1758)
Added title page in Nahuatl: Christianoyotl mexicanemachtiloni.


This catechism and prayer book is Nahuatl (the predominant native language of central Mexico) is one of many produced by Jesuits in the Americas. Texts and catechisms in native tongues were essential to the evangelization process, and in the absence of such texts Jesuit missionaries often created their own.

Backer-Sommervogel VI, col. 1865, no. 4 (this edition not cited).