Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Santa Muerte w/ new video

Once again, I ask you to pray for Mexico. This is the kind of spiritual environment in which we live. (My latest video follows!)

From wikipedia:

Saint Death (also known as La Santísima Muerte (Holy Death), and Doña Sebastiana (Lady Sebastianne), is a religious figure who receives petitions for love, luck, and protection. Saint Death is often depicted as a female figure. In some Mexican traditions, most notably among the descendants of Austrian immigrants, Saint Death is believed to be the wife of Krampus. She is sometimes referred to as Virgin Mary's twisted sister

Although the Catholic Church has attacked the worship of Saint Death as a pagan tradition contrary to the Christian belief of Christ defeating death, many people insist on praying to this figure for miracles. Saint Death is venerated by a wide variety of people from many different backgrounds. Often, those who pray to this figure are seeking the recovery of health, stolen items, or kidnapped family members.

1 comment:

Amrita said...

Hi Jan, This is very interesting.

In Nov. also people have a festival when they pray to the dead don 't they? I thought I heard about that.

How horrible to pray to such a figure.When i see all this and pagan things in my country I thank God how He saved us from such foolishness and evil, otherwise blinded by Satan we would also be worshipping false gods.

The hindus worship death and demons in various forms but their idols are somewhat uglier.

This seems like a permanet chapel, not just a festive day.
The official Catholic Church should put its foot down on such things.

What is the temp. in Mexico like?