New PDF release: Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint

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By R. Andrew Chesnut

R. Andrew Chesnut deals a desirable portrayal of Santa Muerte, a skeleton saint whose cult has attracted hundreds of thousands of devotees over the last decade. even supposing condemned through mainstream church buildings, this folks saint's supernatural powers attract hundreds of thousands of Latin american citizens and immigrants within the U.S. Devotees think the Bony woman (as she is affectionately known as) to be the quickest and ideal miracle employee, and as such, her statuettes and paraphernalia now outsell these of the Virgin of Guadalupe and Saint Jude, different giants of Mexican religiosity. specifically, Chesnut indicates Santa Muerte has turn into the consumer saint of drug traffickers, taking part in an immense function as protector of peddlers of crystal meth and marijuana; DEA brokers and Mexican police usually locate her altars within the secure homes of drug smugglers. but Saint dying performs different very important roles: she is a supernatural healer, love healthcare professional, money-maker, legal professional, and angel of loss of life. She has develop into absolutely some of the most renowned and strong saints on either the Mexican and American spiritual landscapes.

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