Jesus Malverde Chapel

Introducing the famous Jesus Malverde chapel located in Culiacan, Sinaloa.

The Famous Capilla is located on Independencia avenue just a few meters from the local government office, actually, its just in front of the government offices of Culiacan, it is the chapel where it is ensured, that big bosses of the drug trafficking endeavor, visit and make offerings to his holy Jesus Malverde.

There are multiple plaques in honor thanking favors received with illustrious surnames such as: Carrillo Fuentes, Caro Quintero or Fonseca, there you can see some musicians waiting to be hired to sing in the chapel.

Jesús Juárez Mazo, better known as Jesús Malverde (December 24, 1870, Sinaloa, Mexico – May 3, 1909, Sinaloa, Mexico) was a bandit from Sinaloa and is revered as holy by many. Sometimes known as the “generous bandit”, “angel of the poor”, or the “narco-saint”, is a folklore hero in the Mexican state of Sinaloa.  He is a “Robin Hood figure” who was supposed to have stolen from the rich to give to the poor.

He is celebrated as a folk saint by some in Mexico and the United States. The Catholic Church does not recognize its official statue as a saint, because it claims that it has no concrete data about having a virtuous life, nor the miracles it would have performed, but its worship has spread throughout and beyond Sinaloa.


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