While we know that there are millions of blessings happening every second given to us in this world by Santa Muerte, we here at the Church of International Santa Muerte wanted to come up with a list of reasons why we love Santa Muerte, and why you should join our Church.
These are in no particular order, although they have been grouped (roughly) into similar areas if possible. This piece is a work in progress and will and should always continue to be updated, both in breadth and in-depth! This is or can be your organization and your document as well. We hope you will agree with this after reading!
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Without further ado, here is our list! Enjoy and may Santa Muerte bless you.
Why we Love Santa Muerte
Knowledge and Wisdom
Why we love Santa Muerte
Meaning and Purpose – Worshipping and believing in Santa Muerte is comforting and soothing. We serve Her and she helps answer many questions in our lives. The more you read and form your relationship with Her, the more you will discover this for yourself.
Acceptance – No matter who you are, where you are from, your status in life, your past, or any other categorization Santa Muerte and her devotees and followers accept you.
Community – Forming bonds with your community and having a support group are important to a healthy and stable life. Devotees and followers of Santa Muerte coming together in their communities can make them a better, brighter, and more wonderful place. The bonds and friendships you form can last a lifetime.
Understanding – We understand you. No matter what has happened to you in your life, or what you are currently doing in your life, one of us has gone through or is going through or doing something similar. We all come from all walks of life and are united by Our Holy Death.
Positivity – Santa Muerte blesses her followers with a positive outlook on life. We possess strength and courage unparalleled to none.
Spread the Message – Santa Muerte provides a way for Her followers and devotees to spread their joy and happiness to others. Helping others is one of the most rewarding things that we can do with our lives, and our beautiful and wonderful Bony Lady allows us to do this.
Knowledge – Our followers and devotees value truth, knowledge, and wisdom. Santisima with her powerful and almighty scythe cuts through the smoke and mirrors and reveals to us, her niños y niñas, the truth, and light.
Health – Our love and devotion to Santa Muerte allow us to take care of our bodies that we are blessed with. This not only extends to our physical health, but our mental, spiritual, and emotional health as well.
Fun – We have fun and enjoy each other’s company. We also have fun with our relationship with Santa Muerte. We enjoy the good times and enjoy them to their absolute fullest. We laugh and play and work hard.
Friendship – Friends and family and relationships are some of the most rewarding parts of life. Lifelong friendships can be formed or made with people not just in your immediate community, but around the world. Santa Muerte unites us and allows us to share common thoughts, experiences, and purpose.
Prayer – Our prayers help each other and help others. The power of our prayer and the feelings of care, love, hope, devotion help us and the world to lead their best life. While the church’s current offering leads a lot to be desired, you, yes you, can help write prayers that will be seen by thousands of people across the world.
Peace – While working with Santa Muerte and building a relationship, you will find a certain peace in your life. You will also want to spread this message of peace.
Tranquility – Similar, but oftentimes confused with peace, Santa Muerte provides tranquility in your life. What this means is She helps free you from mental anxiety or turmoil.
Quiet – Day after day, we are consumed with media, work, family, friends, and all the basic requirements to live life. Setting aside time to work with, in a quiet place, allows for a refresh and reset of the mind as well as the body. Learn to appreciate the silence and what the lack of something represents.
Meditation – However you wish to work with and form your relationship with Santa Muerte, you will find that to some degree you will be in a form of meditation. The benefits and perks of meditation are well documented and described in the scientific literature.
Altar – Your altar is your personal (or sometimes shared) space. It serves many different functions. It can act as both a portal to your relationship as well as a source of stability in your life. You can learn about the many different altars here.
Knowledge and Wisdom
Lessons – While working with Santa Muerte and learning from other’s experiences, you will learn many useful and important lessons in life. The best part about it is you, in turn, get to share those lessons.
History – You will learn about the history of the Mayan, Aztec, Mexican, and Spanish people. You will learn about the history of the Americas in general, and everything else in between.
Cultures – You will learn about other cultures from around the world as Santa Muerte devotees come from all walks of life. We can celebrate these cultural differences and come together.
Artwork – Some of the most talented artists in the world have made images of Santa Muerte. We are so blessed to have some of the most beautiful works of art and altars. Santa Muerte can exist in any medium and has been depicted in some of the most creative and striking ways. She herself spreads beauty and aesthetics into our lives with Her very own image.
Languages – Devotees and followers of Santa Muerte recognize the importance both of our mother language Español as well as being fluent in other languages. If you do not already know Spanish, you have the #1 opportunity in the world to learn it. In addition, as devotees all over the world come together, you will be able to learn from and practice whichever language you desire, thanks to Santa Muerte’s power to unite.
Learn about Mexico, Mexico City, and Tepito – Learn specifically about where it all started. More to come soon.
Strengthen your relationship – Having a formalized membership or activity in our church or in any church will allow you to strengthen your relationship with the Bony Lady. You will learn the proper ways to call upon Her and new ways as well. You will also feel legitimate in your worship especially if you do not have a local church nearby. We are going to work around the clock to make sure that there are as many physical locations for people to practice as come together as possible, but until that time we will serve as a 24/7 virtual church.
Public Relations – When people search for or are fed information on La Santa Muerte, they receive clickbait articles designed for no other reason than to enrich the journalist, their publication, and the media company at the top. We’re going to give them something to write about – the positive and wonderful things that we do.
We must unify and remain strong and consistent in our message, as Santa Muerte is so strong and consistent in the protection and care that she gives us. The world needs to know that She is offering her love to any and all that are willing to accept their inevitable relationship with Her while they are still living…
Network – We will reach Santa Muerte devotees all across the world, in every single country. As we show more and more people the way you will be able to find more and more devotees in your travels if you so desire. Our goal is to eventually have as many centers as possible where anyone may find whatever help or assistance they may need at any given time. Worldwide.
Balance – Dedicating time to spiritual growth is an essential part of anyone’s life. Being active in a church is one way to help make sure your life is in balance. As we continue to grow and offer more and more, we will be able to make sure that we are dedicating enough time in our lives not only to our spiritual needs but also to all aspects of our life in general.
Spread the Message – Working with the church of International Santa Muerte helps provide a safe way to help spread Her message. This is an extremely important subject and one that we’d like to elaborate on.
While devotees in the United States and Mexico (the two countries with the largest amount of devotees, currently) enjoy a relatively large degree of religious freedom, there are many countries in which people do not have these same rights.
Let’s say someone inadvertently comes across Santa Muerte and she calls out to them, but they live in a country where they fear persecution. Currently, as far as we know, there are no resources or frameworks put in place to help advocate for devotees across the world. As the internet becomes more and more accessible, this will become more of a problem.
By unifying and centralizing, the church of International Santa Muerte hopes to be able to not only advocate for our devotees but to ensure that everyone, regardless of what they believe in, has religious freedom.
As the church grows larger and larger, you can rest assured that as you are spreading Santa Muerte that there are people out there that are actively making sure that your support places nobody in harm’s way. Inevitably, it is bound to happen, if it has not already occurred (this I can be 100% sure of) and will continue, but if we come together as a group we can minimize this. As the church acquires more members, volunteers, donors, and resources these problems will be better able to be dealt with. It all starts with you.
Missions – As churches are going to be set up abroad, there will be plenty of opportunities to go to another country and help set up and spread the message. Currently, there are no systems in place for this, but as the church grows larger and as we connect via the power of the internet this will become more and more important.
Volunteering – The church will have plenty of opportunities to volunteer. We hope to establish relationships with other organizations so that we can all work to make the world a better place.
Churches – We want to open temples and churches everywhere in the world, and we hope to be able to provide the resources, templates, frameworks, legal help as well as people available help. If you feel you have a calling to open a church, we want to be able to help you to do so.
Work – Through the networks that we and our members create, we will be able to offer job training, job opportunities, help with starting new businesses, and so much more. This is a huge focus of the church. We recognize very readily the changes that are about to happen with so much work being moved to the internet, and we want our devotees to be the first in line to take advantage of the digital revolution.
We realize that many, many people are without food, clean water, shelter, or basic necessities of life. Of course, we need to tackle those issues as well, and we will, but at the same time, we have to focus on making every single last one of us strong and the ability and opportunity to have a wonderful, productive, and fulfilling life.
As more and more people see that we are strong, we are educated, we are healthy, and we are leaders, they will inevitably wish to join. Santa Muerte gives us this gift of knowledge and the church of International Santa Muerte is heavily invested in the advancement and pursuit of all studies. We do not reject science and are therefore not held back or worse yet, inflicted harm upon by misinformation or false promises that doing such and such will protect you from such and such.
What this means for work is that we will be recognized as the best, the strongest, the smartest, and the hardest working people. The church of International Santa Muerte is going to do everything in its power to enrich its members.
Knowledge and wisdom only come with time and effort, so you will need to also do your part in addition to Our Holy Death. The church of International Santa Muerte is going to acquire and curate the resources that you need to achieve all of your hopes, goals, and dreams. We will also teach you how to set goals, have hope, and to dream. Dream big.
Spiritual Advice – Our members range from having just a few moments of working with Santa Muerte to having decades of experience. The church seeks to be able to get to the point where people will have answers to their questions within a reasonable amount of time. This is only possible through your help and your desire to help. If you have a question, feel free to contact us and we will help you as soon as possible.
While we have a certain amount of free consultations and help, there will be options to work directly one on one or in small groups with members in our organization that have a calling to provide such services. This is particularly useful if you need a lot of assistance or if you need something that requires immediate attention or for many other reasons.
Free – Our membership is and always will remain free. All of our courses and teachings and literature will be free and always will be free. No one in the world will ever have to pay again to learn about Santa Muerte.
Easy – We have tried to make membership as easy as possible to sign up. It should only take a few moments of your time. We want to build the sign up so that it is best to serve you!
Leaving – You will always be welcome back if you decide to leave.
Other Memberships – You may be a member of any other church, organization, group, or affiliation. We accept anybody and everybody.
I care – I care about you. I want you to experience the power of Santa Muerte. I am 100% committed to making the world a better place by spreading the message of Santa Muerte. While I may forget important things, fail my goals, break deadlines, and mess up spectacularly just about every single day, the important thing is that I care. Caring about this project for so long has been one of the most if not the most rewarding thing that I’ve done in my life thus far and I want you becoming a part of this project and accepting Santa Muerte into your life to be one of the most rewarding things that you’ve ever done.
Whether or not you decide to join our movement or not, or whether or not you want to join this particular church or you think religion or spirituality is a waste of time – all of your opinions are completely and acceptably fine and valid. We hope to change your point of view, but even if we can not… Know this, though. I care about you, this planet, and all living things in this universe. Someone does care. I promise.