Santa Muerte Archive

You'll find articles about this subject in each of the items listed, even if the term does not necessarily occur within the headlines or descriptive text.

Saint Death comes to Chicago

Eduardo Ornelas, a spiritual adviser and owner of the Botanica San Miguel Arcangel, said he tells customers the Roman Catholic Church does not recognize Santa Muerte. Even so, for many in the Mexican community she has emerged as representing a …

Serial killer a death cultist

A former female wrestler, accused of killing 11 elderly women in the Mexican capital, had an altar to the skeletal, scythe-wielding Santa Muerte death cult figure in her home, newspapers said. Police searching the home of Juana Barraza, 48, after …

La Santa Muerte (Holy Death)

NOGALES, Sonora – Not everyone fears the reaper. Vendors here sell a gruesome skeletal figure, dressed in a robe, holding the world in one hand and a scythe in the other. She is known as Santa Muerte – Saint Death …

Death worshippers march for faith

Devotees of a death cult, who are fighting for recognition as a religion, participate in a protest in Mexico City yesterday. MEXICO CITY – Hundreds of Mexican devotees of Saint Death – a quasi-Catholic faith that worships the skeletal figure …