HOME SHRINES WOODEN SANTO
Throughout history the church has had statues and shrine to the patron saints, the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ. Mexico is a county steeped in faith. Almost every home has it shrine area. You will always find candle and sweet incense burning. Every village will have their own patron saint and once a year they will celebrate this saint with parades, fireworks and a time of family gatherings. Most of the very oldest santo or wood statues were made of wood. Some painted with gold leaf, glass eyes and usually adored with metal as a way of saying thank you to the saint for a pray answered. I find peace and solace in the shrine areas in my home. Call it protection, call it crazy, maybe I have been in Mexico too long. But I find the culture alive and rich. I hope you enjoy seeing some of the wonderful wooden saints that share my life with me.