Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
House and Museum El Beaterio
Establecido en 1530 a cargo de beatas para “…(el) recogimiento de niñas, doncellas de todas edades, españolas y mestizas que andan perdidas por la tierra”. Fue el primer beaterio dominico de Santo Domingo, antes de su traslado para el Convento Regina Angelorum. Albergó a Sor Leonor de Ovando y Doña Elvira de Mendoza, primeras poetisas de las Américas.
Established in 1530 by lay sisters for "... (the) gathering of girls, damsels of all ages, both Spanish and mixed-race who are lost on earth". It was the first Dominican beaterio of Santo Domingo, before its transfer to the Regina Angelorum Convent. It housed Leonor de Ovando and Elvira de Mendoza, the first female poets of the Americas.
Erected by Ministerio de Cultura.
Location. 18° 28.307′ N, 69° 53.147′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker is on Calle Duarte just north of Calle Padre Billini, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Calle Duarte 12, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional 10210, Dominican Republic.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Juan Pablo Duarte (within shouting distance of this marker); The Royal and Pontifical University Santo Tomás de Aquino (within shouting distance of this marker); Luisa Ozema Pellerano de Henríquez (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Francisco del Rosario Sánchez (about 150 meters away); Spanish Refugees of 1939 (about 150 meters away); The St. Thomas Aquinas Academy (about 150 meters away); The Old Archbishop's Palace (about 150 meters away); Francisco X. Billini (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
Regarding House and Museum El Beaterio. A 'beata' is a Catholic lay sister, who after further study and time may take vows and become a nun. 'Beatas' live in a 'beaterio'. As the marker mentions, many of the early lay sisters in Santo Domingo were orphans, from poor families or otherwise underprivileged.
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