Sr. Genaro Almanza is a national treasure. The knowledge coming through his hands is from a long lineage dating back to Spain. He is the last remaining santero in San Miguel.
He told me that he would meditate on the object that the angel would carry and from this would come the expression. Those very expressions inspired this book.
He said, "My knowledge is for everyone, like the sun and the air."
Tears from the Crown of Thorns: The Easter Passion Play in San Miguel de Allende