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Salvatierra in Municipality of Salvatierra, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

House of Culture Fray Andrés de San Miguel

Ruta de los Conventos

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, September 20, 2020
1. House of Culture Fray Andrés de San Miguel Marker
Inscription.  

Casa de la Cultura Fray Andrés de San Miguel
Desde su fundación, algunas de las instituciones que más influencia han tenido en la historia de Salvatierra han sido las órdenes religiosas. Franciscanos, agustinos, dominicos y carmelitas han dejado profunda huella en el legado histórico de la región.

Uno de los más notables de estos religiosos fue fray Andrés de San Miguel, quien nació en 1577 en el municipio de Medina Sidonia, en la provincia de Cádiz, en Andalucía, España, Originalmente se llamó Andres Segura y desde joven tuvo un espíritu aventurero e inquisitivo. Como muchos españoles de su época, quiso visitar el Nuevo Mundo, por lo que se embarcó a finales del siglo XVI hacia la Nueva España. Sin embargo, la nave donde viajaba naufragó, por lo que, según cuenta la tradición, don Andrés juró que, si se salvaba, tomaría los hábitos monacales por el resto de su vida.

Sea como fuere, Andrés Segura llegó sano y salvo al puerto de Veracruz, desde donde viajó a Puebla y se unió a la orden de los carmelitas en 1598, tomando el nombre de fray Andrés de San Miguel. Muy pronto sus superiores se dieron cuenta
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By J. Makali Bruton, September 20, 2020
2. House of Culture Fray Andrés de San Miguel Marker English text
de sus excelentes facultades intelectuales, por lo que le permitieron continuar sus estudios de matemáticas, geografia, ingenieria, arquitectura, hidrografía y astronomía, convirtiéndose muy pronto en uno de los más importantes peritos en esas materias.

Fray Andrés de San Miguel escribió varios tratados, siendo consultado en las obras del desagüe de Texcoco y otros de importancia en la Nueva España. Diseñó edificios religiosos en Coyoacán, Celaya, Querétaro, el Desierto de los Leones y su obra póstuma: el Convento del Carmen, en Salvatierra. Falleció en esta ciudad en el año de 1644.

En honor a este insigne intelectual novohispano, la Casa de la Cultura local lleva su nombre, como simbolo del orgullo y tradición académica iniciada desde los tiempos de la fundación de la ciudad de Salvatierra.

English translation:
House of Culture Fray Andrés de San Miguel
Since its foundation, Salvatierra has had a big influence from religious orders. Franciscans, Augustinians, Dominicans and Camelites have left a deep mark on the historical legacy of the region.

One of the most notable of these religious men was Friar Andres de San Miguel, born in 1577 in the town of Medina Sidonia, Province of Cadiz in Andalucia, Spain. Originally he was called Andres Segura and since a young age he had an adventurous and inquisitive spirit. Like
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By J. Makali Bruton, September 20, 2020
3. The 1985 dedication marker for the House of Culture Fray Andrés de San Miguel
most Spaniards of his time, he wanted to visit the New World, so he embarked in the late XVI century to the New Spain. However, the ship he was traveling sank, tradition says that, Andrés swore that if saved, he would take the monastic habits for the rest of his life.

No matter how, Andrés Segura arrived safely to the port of Veracruz, where he traveled to Pueblo and joined the Carmelite order in 1598, taking the name of Friar Andrés de San Miguel. Very quickly his superiors noticed his intellectual faculties, so they allowed him to continue his studies in mathematics, geography, engineering, architecture, astronomy and hydrography, becoming pretty soon one of the leading experts in these fields.

Friar Andrés de San Miguel wrote several treatises, he was even consulted in the Texcoco drainage works and other works of importance in the New Spain. He designed religious buildings in Coyoacán, Celaya, Querétaro, Desierto de los Leones and his posthumous work: the Convent del Carmen in Salvatierra. He died in this city in 1654.

In honor of this distinguished New Spain's intellectual the local House of Culture is named after him, as a symbol of pride and academic tradition that started from the time of the founding of the city of Salvatierra.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion
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By J. Makali Bruton, September 20, 2020
4. House of Culture Fray Andrés de San Miguel and Marker
Colonial EraScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 20° 12.871′ N, 100° 52.54′ W. Marker is in Salvatierra, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Salvatierra. Marker is at the intersection of Ignacio Zaragoza and Riva Palacio, on the right when traveling west on Ignacio Zaragoza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salvatierra, Guanajuato 38900, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. House of the Marquesado (a few steps from this marker); Cardinal Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Portal Juárez (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); 175th Anniversary of the Beginning of Mexican Independence (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Agustín de Carranza y Salcedo (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Diocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora de La Luz (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Founders of Salvatierra (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Dr. Jesús Guisa y Azevedo (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salvatierra.
 
The nearby Rectoría de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 20, 2020
5. The nearby Rectoría de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 22, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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