Patron saint of secrecy keeping your mouth shut o Born in Catalonia in 1204 San

Patron saint of secrecy keeping your mouth shut o

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Patron saint of secrecy, keeping your mouth shut o Born in Catalonia in 1204, San Ramon headed the Mercederians, an order founded to ransom Christians kidnapped by the N. African Moors o Near the end of his life, San Ramon himself was taken prisoner, and he continued preaching the gospel to his Muslim captors o This had dire consequences: According to tradition, the Moors drove hot spiked through his lips and then padlocked shut Ramon’s mouth Only then was the priest rescued by his order, just in time for him to die a martyr in 1240 Age: 36 o Namely, police interview rooms and witness boxes at the courthouse o If you get arrested, you’re gonna pray to this saint hoping that your witness or whoever is gonna testify against you will be silent and keep the secret of your criminal actions o Wears red and white, similar to St. Jude Folklore Saints Mexico o Average educational level 8 th grade o Working class society o Mostly Catholic o Folk saints become popular based on eye witness accounts, urban myths and cultural influences Symbols o Candles, statues, scapulas (necklace made of cloths), tattoos, prayer cards, incense, altars Jesus Malverde o In Mexico’s northwest, between the Sierra Madre mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the state of Sinaloa has been called the “cradle of the biggest drug traffickers Mexico as ever known” o Its state capital, Culiacan, is the drug capital of the entire country o The local church denounce him because he murdered and robbed people in the area and he had close association with narco-traffickers o It is easier to believe in him rather than the gov’t because the gov’t causes more deaths of citizens than Malverde o Botanica: religious shop for Folklore Saints Candles, statues, soaps, and prayer cards Santa Muerta o Understand us and is a “cabrona” like us o Belief draws followers o Sole female deity of earth between Chile and Canada o Has the reputation of being a miracle worker o Most popular folk saint Temples o Temple Santa Muerta o Most Holy Death House of Prayer o Both in LA o Weddings, baptisms Followers
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o HS students, children o Doctors, lawyers, cops o Musicians o Narco traffickers o Criminals o LBGT community
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