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 San Lorenzo Zimatlán:

Christ carrying the Cross
Christ fallen with the Cross
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Our Lady of Sorrows
Our Lady of Sorrows (Soledad)
Sacred Heart of Jesus
St. Isidore the Laborer
St. John the Baptist
Virgin Mary

Other santos not photographed

San Lorenzo Zimatlán

Also known as Zimatlán de Alvarez, San Lorenzo Zimatlán is a town of over 18,000 people in Oaxaca's Central Valley region. We were assisted in our visit to the church by mayordomo Sr. Froyan López. Our tour begins with a santo in the baptistery.