Iglesia Cristiana Bautista Berea León
Vesta 245, Arboledas de Señora, 37205 León, Gto., Mexico
+52 477 126 4974
Sun 10am - 2pm
Sat, Sun 6pm - 8pm
Wed 8pm - 10pm
Sat 7am - 9am
before 'the saints go marching'--unlikely artLeón is a city of colonial churches. Several times a year, processions parade around town; the saints keep marching...and so there's a local cottage industry of making and repairing the statues.
In the outskirts of this Nicaraguan city, with volcanoes on the horizon, in a grove of banana trees, I spent a few minutes conversing with this young man, busy with his brushes in the shade of a corrugated tin roof...
Still waiting for his arms, the making of a saint: unlikely art.