Santa Muerte growing in popularity in San Antonio

Mexican folk saint attracts followers in the United States


SAN ANTONIO – A figure known for being a part of the drug cartel world is growing in popularity in the United States and even in San Antonio.

Ana Marchand Maya, a local spiritual advisor, is trying to get others to embrace and see past the negative reputation of the Santa Muerte.

"Santa Muerte is a very powerful saint. God sends her to come and help us," said Maya.

The Death Saint is usually represented in different colors, with a scythe and holding a globe.


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