The Penitentes of New Mexico
Hermanos de la luz Brothers of the Light
This is the first major study by a Hispano from New Mexico with intergenerational ties to the Penitentes--the deeply religious group called Hermanos de la Luz, Brothers of the Light. It also ties the santero folk art of New Mexico, the Penitente Brotherhood, and the Penitente religious hymns, alabados, together. De Arag n asserts that one cannot truly function without all three and herein lies the devotional beauty that has been passed down for generations in Spanish folk tradition.
Sunstone Press, 9780865345041, 268pp.
Publication Date: June 15, 2006