Saint Hermano Pedro de San José de Betancurt is Guatemala’s and Central America’s first saint. He was born in Tenerife, but soon enough he realized a sweeter and greater life awaiting for him in La Antigua Guatemala, then La Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala. His remains are in the San Francisco el Grande Church in Antigua, two blocks from my office.
So there is no surprise to see many things made with his image. Here you see a forged metal lantern with his image cast on metal made by the Juaréz Hnos. forged metal shop. If you flip this switch, you can see a close-up view of the image on the lantern.
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