Example sentences for: penitentes

How can you use “penitentes” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • She is found in the death cart of the Penitentes, in the form of a skeleton sitting and carrying a bow and arrow.

  • Los Penitentes cared for the sick, arranged funerals, and conducted the religious rituals associated with wakes.

  • See also La Carreta de la Muerte; Doña Sebastiana; La Llorona; Los Penitentes

  • The origins of Los Penitentes have been debated for years, but it is likely they were heavily influenced by the Franciscan Third Order, who were the friars in New Mexico until Mexico separated from Spain in 1821.

  • The Penitentes of New Mexico were known to sing alabados during Lenten rituals, Holy Week processions, and other religious ceremonies.


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