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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.
Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico
Saint worship; miracles
Mondloch, James; Miguel Guarchaj Ch'o'x; and Diego Guarchaj. "Oral History #037: The Saint in San Lorenzo, Suchítepequez." (1968). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/laii_kichemaya/102