St. Joseph, San José, was the husband of the Virgin Mary, and is one of the patron saints of San Miguel. Colonial era celebrations were large.
Churches always have a St. Jude statue that often is surrounded by the most lit candles in the church carrying prayers for lost causes and the impossible.
At dawn St. Michael and his troops (at the Parroquia) battle Satan and his minions (across the jardin) with fireworks.
Early Hollywood star’s transformation on his mother’s deathbed alters the future of countless San Miguel de Allende boys.
Mexicans use St. Patrick’s Day to honor the San Patricios, heros of the Mexican army.
In the Oratorio is a wax effigy of Saint Columbanus containing some of his relics venerated on Day of the Dead receiving many offerings of food and flowers.
Saint Beatrice left courtly life to become a nun and was the founder of the monastic Order of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady still found in SMA.
Phillip Neri was an Italian priest in the first century noted for founding an unique society of clergy called the “Congregation of the Oratory”.
This cross helped Jesuits convert the indigenous because the two armed cross resembled existing local imagery and graces the roofs of many buildings.
Saint Isidore the Farmer was a day laborer known for his piety toward the poor and animals. He is the patron saint of farmers and the harvest.