Chapter

Niño Fidencio

Frank Graziano

in Cultures of Devotion

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9780195171303
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199785193 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171303.003.0005
Niño Fidencio

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This chapter explores the devotion to Niño Fidencio, the most prominent Mexican folk saint. It examines Fidencio’s biography in historical context; spiritism and channeling; curanderismo (folk healing); relation to other curandero folk saints; and the nature of devotion at Fidencio’s shrine in Espinazo, Mexico, and in the Río Grande Valley of the United States.

Keywords: curanderismo; folk healing; spiritism; channeling

Chapter.  10167 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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