K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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The narrator tells the story of a man from San Lorenzo Suchítepeqez who, one day, a long time ago, arrived to a river near the town he saw a woman bathing there. When he wanted to approach her, she suddenly disappeared. When she appeared again she wasn't a woman; she had become the statue of a saint. The people of the town put the saint in the town church. There she grants favors to the faithful who arrive to ask her for them.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Saint worship; miracles


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Oral History #037: The Saint in San Lorenzo, Suchítepequez



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