the review:
Stephen Ferry
The Monacelli Press
Miners' Carnival

The procession made a turn all around the temple, where there were rich altars all beautifully cared for.

The dances were notable, the music came from heaven and of the size of the multitude it is impossible to say too much.

And once Our Lord was safely inside Potosí remained transfixed.


The religious were spellbound as together they had come to happily celebrate the Sacrament of Christ.

—El Marqués de Xeréz de los Caballeros, account of the Grand Festival that the governor Luís de Andrade y Sotomayor organized for the renovation of the Holy Sacrament Church, 1663