The leader of the cult of Santa Muerte dies

The Temple of Santa Muerte was visited by the North American writer, Andrew Chesnut, a renowned professor specializing in religious studies and author of the book Devoted to Death
The Temple of Santa Muerte was visited by the North American writer, Andrew Chesnut, a renowned professor specializing in religious studies and author of the book Devoted to Death

The cult leader of the "Santa Muerte" dies, the well-known Madrina Enriqueta was a victim of cancer. The Madrina Enriqueta took control of the temple after the murder of her son Jonathan on July 31, 2008, she was also recognized for officiating in criminal celebrations in the country. Enriqueta's body will be veiled in the temple of Santa Muerte in Tultitlán.

Every year, during the months of November and December, pilgrims from different parts of the State of Mexico and even people from different countries, since weddings and baptisms take place, it is common for same-sex couples to get married there. The leader claimed that the cult of Santa Muerte, stopped being a stigmatized, since only criminals were followers but is now open for anyone, many children and families attend the temple every week.

The temple dedicated to Death, is located next to the López Portillo road, in Santa María Cuautepec, Tultitlán. The temple has a monumental image of an image of Death, 22 meters high, created by Enriqueta's son, Jonathan. On December 28, it will be 11 years old, since it was inaugurated in 2007.

The Temple of Santa Muerte was visited by the North American writer, Andrew Chesnut, a renowned professor specializing in religious studies and author of the book Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, The Skeleton Saint (Santa Mueret, la Cegadora Segura), where he mentions this place and Eriqueta's son, Jonathan.

The writer says that the cult of Santa Muerte is the one that has grown the most in America in recent years, since he estimated that there were some 10 million followers in Mexico, the United States and Central America.

During his stay in Tultitlán during 2014, the writer explained that in his book he tried to paint a larger, more complex picture of who is Santa Muerte. He also mentioned that she is a saint who does many types of miracles, according to the devotees, also as a healer, symbol of justice and for some merchants, as a source of prosperity.