Amid the noise of the crowd, something different begins to be heard in the distance. A different atmosphere is breathed, the expectation grows and people observe for what begins to happen in the Cathedral of Puebla. The atrium is filled with black and red; the Brotherhood of the Nazarenes has arrived.
With its motto "ya falta menos" (it´s getting closer), the brotherhood of the Nazarenes prepares year after year for the Holy Week.Created in 1545 the Confraternity of "Jesus Nazareno" in Puebla was founded to attend the Hospital of San Pedro. However, after the creation of “The Reform Laws” between 1855 and 1863 the church was separated from the state and the Confraternity remained inactive for more than a 100 years.
Dr. Arturo also known as the Big Brother tells me, how in 1993 he reactivated the Confraternity: When a hernia prevented him from returning to Jerusalem again for Holy Week. Instead, he attended the first procession of Good Friday in his hometown of Puebla when he heard that after so many years the tradition was allowed again.
"I thought: I had the antecedent of the processions of Seville in Spain, this cannot continue, the image is going to get damaged, so I began to organize the people and yes, they obeyed me and the image began to walk straight. We arrived at the Cathedral and the Holy Spirit told me to form a Confraternity".