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London Society of Death Interviews Professor Andrew Chesnut on Mexican Folk Saint, Santa Muerte.

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  Dr. Andrew Chesnut is the leading expert on Mexican folk saint, Santa Muerte. He holds the Bishop Walter F. Sullivan Chair in Catholic Studies and is Professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. First published in 2012 by … Continue reading

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Death in Britain, Death in Mexico. Guest blogger Marcus Sedgwick, author of new children’s book Santa Muerte, reflects on the differing attitudes in two very different countries. 

I have always felt there’s something wrong with the way we do death in Britain. Recently I attended the funeral of a relative, having been told specifically not to wear ‘sombre’ clothes – i.e. mourning black. I don’t know if … Continue reading

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