More on Saints in Afro-Brazilian Religion

Candomblé is a syncretic religion, many of the Orixás (Orishas, or deities) are also represented by Catholic saints. The Virgin of the Rosary and Saint Antony of Catagerona are situated in the main church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People in Largo Pelourinho, Salvador, Bahia.
Depiction of Escravia Anastasia
Depiction of Escravia Anastácia in a vitrine in a chamber in the Pelourinho Salvador Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People. Escrava Anastácia is a popular saint worshipped in Brazil. A slave woman of African descent, she is venerated in the Umbanda religion.
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Escrava Anastácia by Jacques Étienne Victor Arago – Souvenirs d’ un aveugle : voyage autour du monde / par M. J. Arago 1839 from Wikipedia. Read more about Escrava Anastácia in The Vintage News.

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