Santa Muerte and Godfather Endoque Saved Me From Armed Robbers

One of Santa Muerte's most important roles is that of protectress. And in a Mexico plagued by so much crime and violence, the demand for supernatural protection is greater than ever. Every day hundreds of thousand of devotees invoke the Powerful Lady's protective powers to shield them from the myriad dangers of the streets of … Continue reading Santa Muerte and Godfather Endoque Saved Me From Armed Robbers

Dr. Andrew Chesnut to Speak on Santa Muerte at Death Salon SF

Dr. Andrew Chesnut, author of the pioneering book on the Bony Lady, Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, The Skeleton Saint  will be speaking on Santa Muerte at Death Salon San Francisco, on Saturday, October 11, 2014. He will join an all-star cast of artists, academics and literati who explore the cultures of death from diverse perspectives. … Continue reading Dr. Andrew Chesnut to Speak on Santa Muerte at Death Salon SF

Santa Muerte in the Philippines

    With new evidence from the Philippines,  the Spanish origins of Santa Muerte are clearer than ever. Filipino photographer Estan Cabigas details the effigies of the Bony Lady that date back at least to the 1850s in the former Spanish colony. http://langyaw.com/2011/04/21/strange-santa-muerte-in-the-philippines/ The skeleton saint’s role in Filipino Holy Week processions appears very similar … Continue reading Santa Muerte in the Philippines

Saint Without Borders: Santa Muerte Goes Global

As media reports on the Bony Lady repeat the same tired narco-saint narrative ad nauseum, the big developing story is that of the rapid globalization of devotion to Santa Muerte. Keeping in mind that the skeleton saint was unknown to the great majority of Mexicans until a little over a decade ago, it’s astonishing that … Continue reading Saint Without Borders: Santa Muerte Goes Global

Devotees of Saint Death March for Life in Juarez, Mexico

 With banners proclaiming “sons and daughters of Santa Muerte for peace in Juarez” some two to three hundred devotees of Saint Death organized a peace march in a city so violent that it recently earned the moniker “Baghdad on the Border.” Departing from one of the border city’s main Santa Muerte shrines, the marchers processed … Continue reading Devotees of Saint Death March for Life in Juarez, Mexico

Let The Earth Tremble! Top Santa Muerte Leader Seeks to Cleanse the Cult

 In response to recent acts of aggression from religious rivals, Mexico’s top Santa Muerte temple head, Enriqueta Vargas of Tultitlan, spoke exclusively to Skeleton Saint about her role in the cult of Saint Death and her intention “to cleanse” the cult of what she regards as profiteers and charlatans....Let me make it very clear that … Continue reading Let The Earth Tremble! Top Santa Muerte Leader Seeks to Cleanse the Cult

Tiembla Tierra! Lideresa de la Santa Muerte Promete Limpiar el Culto

  Respondiendo a recientes agresiones de parte de ciertos rivales religiosos, la lideresa maxima de los templos de la Santa Muerte en Mexico, Enriqueta Vargas de Tultitlan, hablo en exclusivo con Skeleton Saint sobre su papel en el culto y su propuesta de limpiarlo de lo que ella ve como mercaderes y charlatanes. VOY A DEJAR … Continue reading Tiembla Tierra! Lideresa de la Santa Muerte Promete Limpiar el Culto

Top Santa Muerte Leader Protests Latest Shrine Attack in Mexico

While the targeted destruction of Santa Muerte shrines and altars has been going on for several years in Mexico, over the past few months it's increased throughout the country. Most of the shrines leveled had been erected on public property, but the latest case of iconoclasm occurred on private grounds in Los Mochis, Sinaloa. According … Continue reading Top Santa Muerte Leader Protests Latest Shrine Attack in Mexico

Santa Muerte Got Me Out of Prison

Santa Muerte is the most popular saint in Mexican prisons and not only among inmates. She also has an ample following among guards, lawyers and even therapists. In the following testimony Manuel Flores Machuca of Mexico City relates his own experience with the patroness of prison. I’m gonna tell you about my experience with my … Continue reading Santa Muerte Got Me Out of Prison