Santos in Oaxaca's Ancient Churches

A study of santos in 16th-century and other churches in Oaxaca, Mexico


By Claire and Richard Stracke
Funded by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation

In El Tule:

Our Lady of the Assumption
St. Hedwig
Unidentified female saint
Unidentified male saint

Other santos not photographed

The Church of Holy Mary of the Assumption, in El Tule

El Tule is a town of about 8,000 people just a few miles from Oaxaca city. Our informant in the church was a member of a mayordomía who were setting up the church for a wedding. He did not wish to give his name. Our tour begins with Our Lady of the Assumption.