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Santa Muerte - The Saint of Death - Has Following Among Criminals

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 |

Video Story By Beth Parker
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There are 10,000 saints in the Catholic Church. But there is one that’s not even real that many people are praying to.

They say she delivers on prayers and does so quickly. She is even being worshiped by some of Mexico's most notorious criminals.

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Anonymous said...

the santa muerte is not only for the criminals,if you believe and have faith she would help you out.

Anonymous said...

Criminals worship the saint of death, or whatever that goofy ass religion is? Wow. Never would have figured that. I thought only good law abiding people worshiped a fake Catholic saint that is associated with death and criminals! You know, it's bad crazy enough to think there is an old white guy on a cloud that watches everything you do, but it's even dumber to think there is a saint that you can pay money to, and get away with breaking the law. And if your prayers to a Catholic saint isn't working, why would you think praying to a rouge one, would? And just FYI, praying to any statue, sticker, painting, necklace, candle, rock, roadside shrine..... It's all horse shit. The best part are these retards that drive through the border check points with the St. Death bobble head on the dashboards, and not expect to be sent to secondary. That's like driving around with Bud Light sticker on your truck and drive around late at night, and not thinking you'd get pulled over for a DUI check. Mexicans are some superstitious weird people. But Africans will always be worse.

Anonymous said...

EN EL NOMBRE DEL PADRE,DEL HIJO,Y DEL ESPIRITO SANTO,
YO TE RUEGO Y TE DIGNO,QUE SEAS MI PROTECTORA,Y ME CONCEDAS TODOS LOS FAVORES QUE YO TE PIDA,AHORA Y EN EL MOMENTO EN QUE SU DIVINA MAJESTAD,ORDENE LLEVARME ANTES SU PRESENCIA...
Amen...

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of what happened in Sonora,where an old lady and her 17 year old accomplise sacrificed two kids one of them was ten years old and i forget the other ones age but they killed them then they drank their blood all this just to honor La Santa Muerte.

*Crazy stuff right?,,The bad part of this story is that it actually happened.

Very very sad,almost unbelievable.

They show pictures of the old lady and her accomplise,,the old lady looks creepy

Anonymous said...

This shit is being worshipped by the poor and ignorant people of Mexico, NOT all Mexicans. Sadly their is a large number of these people in my country.
FUCK SANTA MUERTE, and her followers, anyone who has a santa muerte tattoo should be shot.

Anonymous said...

RELIGION AND PATRIOTISM. TWO FORMS OF SLAVERY. RELIGION =SUPERSTITION. PATRIOTISM =LEASH FOR THE DUMB MASSES.

Anonymous said...

Santa muerte ex buena cabrones si la usan pa el mal pos ella se venga de esos weyes no es wena ni mala ella es neutral y no discrimina a todos se los lleva buenos,malos ricos,pobres .... ella es un angel no es un santo solo cumple con su jale.
atte un devoto de ella

Anonymous said...

Santa Muerte is made up you ignorant, weak minded individuals. Bola de pendejos.

Anonymous said...

Its worshipped all around the latin countries, que se vaia a la verga santa muerte

Anonymous said...

4/24 9:58 PM,
What a bunch of horse shit! Help you out with what? Gimme a fucking break! There is no idol or false God you can pray to that will save you from, what will be...there are only the choices you make. If you live by the gun, you increase your chances of dying by the gun! It's a false sense of security..I'm a firm believer of "what comes around, goes around" or "you reap what you sow!" How many examples must one see, in the media..etc..all the death and macabre crime scenes, before these assholes realize that there is no salvation or riches to be had in the narco lifestyle!

Anonymous said...

there is nothing santa about this, those who pray to her will pay a high price,how many people that pray toher have been caught or killed

Anonymous said...

so i have a reaper tattoo i got it cuz its cool not cuz i believe in this worship the death crap

Anonymous said...

Idk why people quickly jump to conclusions about the saint of death. If you ever really lay your eyes on the truth about her ,she is what i like to call karma, u ask her for.good n u do good, good will come.out . Yet u ask her for bad.and do bad, bad will come out and hit u sooner or later. She is a neutral.power.she is more real then anything , ahead Even Gives each one of us a whole.life of advantage before she comes and gets you. She will look out for youwhen.you die, walk through the darling path of afterlife, to be judge god. Peoplr say she is bad.and.such ,is because people use it for that, the cult was passed on to me by my parents . No criminal record ,devoted to our catholic church and saints ,hardworking people and who have such high standards in morality . So.before you go and call people ignorant and such probably You should check your ignorance because is easy to talk and say shit ,but at least have decent informatipn of what your talking about, and im sure people would come.out with more shit, but let people believe on what they want to believe.
If you don't believe in.a divine power then live a shitsenless life with no real goals to living a good life, bit rather be a.mediocre.

Anonymous said...

So all the comments are either for this satanic figure or are from leftist anti-religion idiots! Great!!!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU 11:06 pm......and everybody that has those stupid Santa Muerte decals on their VEHICLES on the US side should be investigated. It chaps my ass when I see that shit. That is not a "saint", IT IS A SATANIC CULT FIGURE. Poor people have poor ways.

Anonymous said...

I WANT YOU STAND IN FROM OF HER AND SAY ....FUCK SANTA MUERTE..AND see WHAT HAPPEN WITH YOU

Anonymous said...

at least they believe in anything (besides money)

Anonymous said...

April 25, 2012 10:50 AM .
So what do you want asshole,a philosophical discussion on religion?Why,when every religion under the sun,has come from the imagination and fears of human beings.

Anonymous said...

This is not truth read your bible only God of heaven can heard your prays all the saints are made up by the catholic church. Read the 1st commandment of God exodus 20:3-6 you shalt not make any graven image, you shalt not bow down to them, nor serve them. And this is one of the reasons why there is so many blasphemers without natural affection despisers of those that are good.

CONTESSA202@AOL.COM said...

ITS THE SAME " THING " SANTA MUERTE THAT TAKES THEM IN..........HAAAA. ALL SCICARIOS HAVE THAT THING AROUND THEIR NECKS AND THEY STILL GET BEHEADED ! THEY STILL DIE ~ THEY STILL GET CAUGHT WITH DOPE. SO WHERE IS THE " THING " ? PERHAPS ASLEEP , ON VACATIONS , . MEXICO CRUSHED 40 OF THEM ALTERS . WHERES IT POWER THAT IT COULDNT STOP THE MEN FROM DEMOLISHING HER , IT WHATEVER. HAAAA PERHAPS THEY NEED TO SCREAM LOUDER TO IT .

Anonymous said...

Go to church

Anonymous said...

well to each its own only god can judge us but i do say this why do people consider the santisima muerte a female when its clearly an action if you were to breakdown the two words santisima is the most saint and muerte is death .being an action. i feel that people are wrong by considering this a female and worse off calling it la flaca or mi flakita come on man have more rescept for death then that . death can be a blessing and beautiful if you have faith in an afterlife or are suffering here as a human.i understand peoples needs cause i am a poor person myself no shame in that but i have my limits as to how far i would go in a spiritual realm .most people are folllowers and not leaders . i figure thats why this is happening.

Anonymous said...

Lol im hispanic but u make sense

Anonymous said...

Uno de los diez mandamientos dice, "No te haras imagen de nada que esta en el cielo ni en la tierra ni debajo del mar" De oro de piedra, de barro oh de madera. esos son falsos tropiesos para la humanidad. La muerte no tiene nada de santa!!!

Anonymous said...

People do not respect our santisima because they fear death so much. The most natural thing in life ,before old civilizations worshiped death . Im not saying being a criminal is ok, but every one has the right to believe in anything.they want. And criticism as well as ignorance make violence due to.misunderstanding. in which people cannot co exist with people that don't share same.values. so let every one b so people can also let you be.

Anonymous said...

Give me a break,"people don't fear santamuerte"?
Why should anyone fear a plastic image of a skeleton?Ooh,cause it looks all satanic and cool?A little plastic image,and it is supposed to have some kind of power,break it down people.You want something to worry about?Worry about getting money.Money is life in this particular world.

Al quds said...

Yeah it is idol worship but what do you call the Guy that is on the cross that is hanging on ppls walls isn't that idol worship I believe in Jesus but I don't believe we should allways remember how he died we should remember what he did in life not how he died and I also don't believe he was crusifide but it was
made to appear to them so. Al Quran. but anyways Santa muerte I would say is an angel of God because when we die we would want someone to pretect us from evil and Santa muerte pertects us from evil and to guide the soul to God and those who worship Santa muerte in the
wrong way like sacrifice things to it
are not true believers they are just pegans/satanist. The way you pray to Santa muerte is you pray to her to keep you safe in the journey of life sure there are some criminals worshiping her but that doesn't make everyone who worships her a criminal or pegans
and those who talk shit about her aren't
Gona have a good afterlife so talkshit all you want.

Anonymous said...

6:03 AM people do not respect your santisima because it is a made-up, crock of shit. People worship anything they think will get them what they want.

This "saint" is just someone's better mousetrap. The Lord helps those that help themselves so do something to better yourself.

Anonymous said...

12:02 AM Do you make human sacrifices to your "saint"? Do you drink their blood? Do you sacrifice animals? Do you believe she protects you if you do these things?

Many people in Mexico still believe in the ancient indigenous superstitions mixed in with Catholicism, Santeria, etc. Haiti and West Africa are good examples of how superstition like voodoo holds people back, prevents them from moving forward.

Anonymous said...

Naturally. They pray to be killed instead of jailed for a long period. Ever ask why there is no religion/saint they worship for 'perpetual incarceration'? LOL

Anonymous said...

April 25, 2012 10:55 AM Anonymous said...
I WANT YOU STAND IN FROM OF HER AND SAY ....FUCK SANTA MUERTE..AND see WHAT HAPPEN WITH YOU
========================================
And I want you to stand in front of the Border Patrol and say "FUCK THE UNITED STATES" and see 'what happen with you.' Go on and worship your statue made of paper, plaster, and HORSE SHIT!

Al quds said...

Anonymous April 24. 2012. 10.31p.m.
Your after life is Gona suck goodluck

Anonymous said...

I'm not a priest but I do study the bible and it says this: the dead know nothing neither have they any more a reward, for the memory of them is forgotten Also their love and their hatred and their envy is now perished, neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun. In to other words the "santa muerte" can't do nothing for u after u die. only God can help u but need repent before u die, God bless

Al quds said...

By the way I don't think anyone has to worship a skeleton warring a robe an scythe
It just means as a human we all must
Die one day and that means we return to God. The Unknown.

Al quds said...

That's true at least they believe in
Some thing.

Al quds said...

Thanks just what I was thinking

Al quds said...

I call money illumanati.s cuse they always seem to curupt people
Or reptilian papers because money is green money money money I think in the future money will become a religion money money money its in
Hip hop rick Ross &the real rick Ross
The fake rick Ross got his fame by rapping about money the real rick Ross got his fame for pushing weight
Anyways I think the fake rick Ross works for CIA he actually work department of corrections.?
And the real rick Ross pushing hella
Weight hella money in his pockets
I think he was setup by CIA
A CIA agent pushing weight just like
him? But he was never aressted
Because the CIA. Has there own agenda I think a religion all about
Money. And the bush's NewWorldOrder.

Anonymous said...

What the fuck border patrol got to do with this? Shit I worship SANTA CLAUSE at least I know he's REAL. CHINGA SU MADRE LA CALACA Y TODA LA BOLA DE PENDEJOS QUE LA ADORAN, SI TANTO LA KIETEN BORTENSE Q LA VERGA CON ELLA. DE TENER ESA PUTA IMAGEN A LA DE MARIBEL GUARDIA, PREFIERO A MAMARIBEL. ME ECHE UNA MIADA EN LA PARED Y SE PARECE A LA FLACA DEJA LE PONGO UNA VELADORA JAJA. 80,000 MUERTOS CUANTOS FE ESTOS GUEYES CREES QUE LE HAYAN PEDIDO A ESTA PENDEJAFA QUE LOS CUIDARA??

Anonymous said...

....everyone has a god or God that they worship...mammon, money, your kids, wife, house lifestyle, prestige, something or someone or the stars, a rock....
....It's in the nature of man to worship an idol. they have been doing it for centuries...
....As for me, i worship, THE KING OF KINGS, THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE, AND HIS NAME IS IN OUR DNA CODE, AND SCIENTISTS ARE PROVING THAT...GOD ETERNAL IN OUR DNA CODE...
....SO YES, krama is real, and life is a test, and we get tested everyday to see what's deep in our very soul, so are you refined as gold and silver, or a toliet whose free will to kill and destroy...we will all be judged someday, for the good (our righteous acts are our spiritual clothing in heaven--or evil acts naked so all will see who you are inside) YOU DECIDE EVERY DAY!!!
....NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN THAT MAN DOES TODAY....

Anonymous said...

Al quds , ,dayum boy.I aint got a clue what you talkin about?Rick Ross,CIA,HipHop,Reptiles?
Anyway,who is your favorite Khalifa of the Muslims?I am sorry brother,but i do not believe in any religion,i see them all as a type of mythology,similar to Greek,and i love mythology.
Santamuerte,is another kind again,made up from the minds and fears of men.

Anonymous said...

The rule for her is ,you ask for something you give something back. Anything can be
If i ask for anything the exchange would be something like praying a holy father and some hail marys. That's what people don't get is not cannibalism ,nor is drinking blood or shit like that is a cult of respect towards death as our ancestors also believe in death aka antics mayans ,why ? Because is natural is somethin whether we like or not is going to happen so why be scare instead give thanks that she looks out for u until god decides is your time and she will walk you through the dark path of death towards the light of god.

"Now this is what my father always says to me about her
always Respect your saint But only adore God."

Anonymous said...

Lo malo es la ignorancoa de no conoser el culto alas Santa muerte. Potk los criminals la ocupan no se ignifica k enverdaf sea mala, au mucha gentr k le pide favores limpios acambio de limpiarse ellos mismos. La ignorancia de la.gente k al ver algo differente no lo pueden aceptar y de ahi nace el odio. Yo soy devoto a ella. Pero el unico dios mio es jesu Christo.

Anonymous said...

I'm a leftist and i dont believe in this stupid shit ...sure i may be a socialst, rebel, even a communist, but i dont believe in this stupid shit of "la santa muerte"....this shit is straight out of the sinester minds of the desperate souls who whatever belief they might have they are just prayin for a "miracle" to relieve them for whatever problem they might have...in shorter words catholicism IS THE FAKEST religion ever createad FUCK CATHOLICISM!!!!

Anonymous said...

If you don't like it don't but don't disson her she is real

Anonymous said...

1) para ti mismo di el nombre de la unica persona connla que quieras estar (3 veces) piensa algo que quieras lograr (6 veces), piensa en algo que quieras que pase entre tu y la persona que pensaste al principal 12 vexes) ahora haz un ultimo deceo acerca del deceo que escogiste, despues de leer esto Tienes 1hr. Para que lo Mandes a 15 teams! Suerte

g-na 303 said...

I get the protection i need from bad influence's ....i love her ...she's awesome...

g-na 303 said...

She's awesome...

Anonymous said...

i see that theres a lot of faith fearing imbeciles,some of you guys are complete morons.NOBODYs AskinG you to believe in her, and if youve never even tried to then you really have no right to bitch n look down ur nose at it.she is my protector and savior, and its not at all a matter of 'blind' faith either.i believe because ive been Given MORE than enough reason to do so,i love her with every fiber in me and no amount of ignorant and completely uneducated skeptic ramblings will ever change that.god,jesus, allah, the universe,La Santa Muerte;its all the same basic divine light.atleast do ur research and give it a little THOUGHT befor making some jackass generalization.peace :)

Anonymous said...

I have had the Santa Muerte for two years and she is great!! I would not trade her for the world.. God is first and she is a close second.Please realize that...

Anonymous said...

"I have had the Santa Muerte for two years and she is great!! I would not trade her for the world.. God is first and she is a close second.Please realize that..."


You seem to know this stuff, I`ve heard santa muerte is santa claus`s evil half sister, any truth to that? I`ve also heard she is as made up as the easter bunny, jesus and unicorns, any thoughts? And that people who belive in these sort of things are weak minded individuals who`s just not able to cope with the harsh reality so the lean on made-up things to get by, self delusion, how do you feel about that?

Anonymous said...

i must say reading all these blogs really sickeness me to the fullist . For all you who Dont believe in my SANTA MUERTE then good less energy used on you and more for me and my brothers and sisters who do follow. My SANTA MUERTE is my everything, she is my concious, my good, my bad, she looks over my family and friends. She is my every breath i take to the last heartbeat. My SANTA MUERTE is my god she is the only one i pray and talk to .

Anonymous said...

When was this???

Anonymous said...

Disrespecting my Nina Blanca, you must be a redneck...fuck you and your race fagget. Say it to her face, don't post it online anonymously, fagget.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps its not your place to jude you should know since your obvously a "lord beliveing person"

Anonymous said...

This is a free country. I can worship or pray to who ever I want.

Anonymous said...

Chido tu muy bien.

Anonymous said...

No country is free. Life itself is like a prison. Only death will free you from it. Death gives life its value... life is precious. Make the most of this short life and your existence. There is danger in believing in the afterlife. I am no adherent to any belief, however death is truth. Most of this discussion is political and two-sided and there is a tone of racial condescension from many of the critics of this (and from those pandering to join that race). Death personified has been depicted artistically in all cultures. One day we will all be smiling at the world. Be awake now because the sleep that's coming you do not awake from. Morte vincit omnia.

Anonymous said...

If u don't believe in her that's y'alls problem but don't dare to disrespect her and u really have to b ignorant to talk bad about her u don't know what Shes capable of so shhhhh
EN EL NOMBRE DEL PADRE DEL HIJO Y DEL ESPIRITUO SANTO INMACULADO SER DE LUZ , TE IMPLORO ME CONCEDAS LOS FAVORES QUE TE PIDA, HASTA EL ULTIMO DIA HORA Y MOMENTO EN QUE SU DIVINA MAJESTAD ORDENE LLEVARME ANTE SU PRESENCIA .
MUERTE QUERIDA DE MI CORAZON NO ME DESAMPARES CON TU PROTECCION .....

Anonymous said...

Well scrolling through this all I can prayand say. Greater is God then the devil in this World. Amen.

Anonymous said...

GREATER. IS God. Then the devil in this world. AMEN.

Anonymous said...

All i gotta say is quit being hipocrits cus yal arent suppose to worship ANYTHING EFF what yal talkin bout LA SANTA MUERTE is nothing bad & realy yal should be minding yals own business while yal worried bout what other people do so what if they worship her thats their beliefs not yals yal shouldnt be worried about her.& she truly is for protection yal hating a*# people need to build a bridge & get the hell over it plain n simple if yu aint got nothing nice to say keep it to yerself!(:

Anonymous said...

I agree!

Anonymous said...

This goes to all the mother fuckers who say praying to God or saints its false n straight out stupid ... when ur in jail or mom or dad or some one u loveis dies u knw u get your ass. On ur knees n pray to God to make things better to watch after them .... next time ur sick n. Have no medicin to make u feel better hahahaha wat will u do I knw . u get ur as to prayin .. and that's when. God would laugh n take your life ... n I love my santa muerte. She has done a lot for me n so has God HATERS I'll won't see u on the other side !!!

Anonymous said...

she is scary but I love god

Anonymous said...

Omg i had no idea ima keep on looking her up

Anonymous said...

Yall better watch your mouth s about my beloved Santa Muerte Amor Real dead men tell no tales ill sacrifice yall to her muerte ala tracion viva la Santa Muerte

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