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Wu Ting
How would you explain ‘St. Agnes’ and ‘Santo Cristo’ in the passage? “Well, I expect there is little I can do about keeping you here. But please come on Friday. Before we dismiss for Easter week, our school will be leading the processional down the street to St. Agnes. We need six of our older boys for carrying the Santo Cristo. You may be the only one who can remember which way to walk.” How would you explain ‘St. Agnes’ and ‘Santo Cristo’ in the passage? PS: The story took place in Mexico City. In this scene, the administrator of a school of cretins was talking with a boy. Thanks!
Feb 18, 2014 2:22 PM
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The Santo Cristo (Holy Christ) is a figure of Jesus on a cross. It is carried in a procession during Holy Week (the week leading up to Easter) to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. St Agnes is probably the name of a church. Many Catholic churches are named for saints.
February 18, 2014
Wu Ting
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, French
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