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Posted on Fri Oct 18, 2013
Professor Andrew Chesnut visits Texas Folklife staff to inform the research on our latest documentary - a look into the devotion to La Santa Muerte in Texas.
Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
La Santa Muerte ˆ Mexican Folk Saint Personifying Death
A relatively new and controversial folk saint has emerged in the Americas ˆ La Santa Muerte (Saint Death or Most Holy Death,) a syncretic version of the European grim reaper influenced by Meso-American views on death and folk religion. Most media accounts of Santa Muerte focus on the faith practices of traffickers and murderers, but in reality her devotees include millions of people not involved in the drug trade. They see her as an efficient miracle worker and healer in their lives.
Posted on Thu Mar 1, 2018
Santa Muerte: A Folk Saint in Texas Film Screening
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751
Thursday June 21st (7pm)