Corner of Soledad and Jesús Maria
Controversial Corner Shrine
Mexico City’s Central district is home to many colorful if not unusual street finds. My husband and I began our tour of the Centro Histórico at the Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad, noted for its stunning façade, and started to make our way to the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso. Walking along Calle Soledad, we got side tracked at the corner of Calle Jesús Maria by this fantastic statue of the Santa Muerte (Our Lady of the Holy Death). The Roman Catholic Church condemns the worship of Santa Muerte. In Mexico City she is a controversial figure and said to be the patron saint of illegal activity.
By Elena Lopez
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