Candles on Sale, Candles for Santo Hermano Pedro

Candles on Sale, Candles for Santo Hermano Pedro

At the entrance of the San Francisco El Grande Church, burial home of Santo Hermano Pedro de Betancourt, you can find this stall of candles. We visited the entrance of this church before with with Monk in San Francisco El Grande Church and The Guatemalan Chevere Hot Dog Cart.

This time the lady was calling out the following: “Se venden velas, velas, velas para el Hermano Pedro, velas para el Santo Hermano Pedro,” like a song she sang it over and over again. Heck, I can still hear it in my head.

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  • I adore this saleswoman who awaits the customer;

    your photograph is photo day on Chateaubriant DP

  • i fine these customs of candles burning strange.

  • My mom wanted to visit El Santo Hermano Pedro and we were at the wrong place so we walked to the next destination. I remember asking a lady about El Hermano Pedro, she gave me a stern look and said, “Saaanto Hermano Pedro.” Had she been closer, I think she would have pulled my ear. My mom just thought it was funny because the lady assumed I lived in Guatemala and needed a good “rega~nada.”

  • wendy de jong

    Hello, I love your photos and I subscribe to your daily.
    I really love the aprons that the women vendors wear. So colorful and so funcional with so many pockets. Maybe you could do a photo essay on the aprons of La Antigua Guatemala?

  • Austin

    Her name is Lola. I used to date her daughter Victoria.