The adoration of death (Die anbetung des todes) by Andreas Robertz

Click Here for the original German language article from Andreas Robertz on the Deutzlandfunk website. This repost is an edited version of the Google translation. The piece is also available as a German language podcast - To listen Click Here. Death has always played an unusually prominent role in the everyday life of Mexico. When Santa … Continue reading The adoration of death (Die anbetung des todes) by Andreas Robertz

Madrina Vargas, líder del Templo de Santa Muerte en Tultitlán, habla sobre la destrucción de la capilla en Matamoros

El culto a la Santa Muerte cada vez cobra mas auge, así que debemos prepararnos para vencer las dudas, los mitos, los miedos, los temores. Ojalá y mis hermanos de Matamoros vuelvan a levantar su altar y personalmente acudiré a bendecirlo y a dar la oración, desde luego si ellos me lo permiten. La desinformación … Continue reading Madrina Vargas, líder del Templo de Santa Muerte en Tultitlán, habla sobre la destrucción de la capilla en Matamoros

Holiday Greetings from Santisima Muerte Poza Rica

Hola amigos! Santisima Muerte Poza Rica les desean a cada uno de ustedes y su familia, muy felize nochebuena, que la pasen de lo mejor y que todos sus anhelos se realichen, que tengan mucha felicidad y exito en todos sus proyectos de trabajo, personal, mucha salud para todos, dios y nuestra madre santisima los … Continue reading Holiday Greetings from Santisima Muerte Poza Rica

Santa Muerte – An ode, or perhaps a prayer

The following note was sent to us via Asa Plinch, who penned this very apt poetic exploration of the devotional tradition surrounding La Santa Muerte after hearing Dr. R. Andrew Chesnut speak on the Interfaith Voices program: As I listened to your interview on NPR, I scribbled down some notes. I have reconfigured them here … Continue reading Santa Muerte – An ode, or perhaps a prayer

Short Documentary on Santa Muerte from MonsterTV

As devotional traditions surrounding Santa Muerte continue to evolve, it is fascinating to see what aspects emerge from both sympathetic and oppositional accounts in the media. A recent documentary short from MonsterTV, a media collective based out of Mexico City, provides a good view of how La Nina Bonita's strong roots in the realm of … Continue reading Short Documentary on Santa Muerte from MonsterTV

Saint or Sinner? Mexico Debates A Cult’s Status (NPR – All Things Considered, 2009)

An episode from NPR's All Things Considered dedicated to Santa Muerte demonstrates a trend in reportage that has had an unfortunate effect on understanding the complexity of these faith traditions. Within three short paragraphs we already descend into a  narrative laden with adjectives like dangerous, dark, shacklike (an authorial invention to describe just how shack … Continue reading Saint or Sinner? Mexico Debates A Cult’s Status (NPR – All Things Considered, 2009)

Santa Muerte: My Search for the Bony Lady (Courtesy of Morbid Anatomy Library)

New York Times bestselling author Tony Hurley helped bring La Nina Blanca to The Morbid Anatomy Library in Brooklyn, New York after an introduction to Santa Muerte during a recent book tour. As the creator of the ghostgirl series and the new Blessed Trilogy, Hurley's work focuses on contemporary explorations of traditional ideas, making her a valued voice of … Continue reading Santa Muerte: My Search for the Bony Lady (Courtesy of Morbid Anatomy Library)

La Santa Muerte en México (Espacio Crítico 1)

An excellent article from the Espacio Critico 1 blog detailing the Santa Muerte tradition from the perspective of someone who has seen the devotional tradition grow through commercialization, and increasingly trying social conditions in Mexico: "La adoración a la “Santa Muerte” como la conocemos actualmente comienza en la década de los cincuentas en la Ciudad … Continue reading La Santa Muerte en México (Espacio Crítico 1)