Sarita Colonia & Her Magic Kitty in Spanish

A Kitty from the Andes

A true story straight from the breathtaking Andes of Peru comes that of the Sarita Colonia, the Saint of the People. Her legend spreads wide from the Andes to Lima. Huh?, who is Sarita Colonia? Wait, you are saying you don’t know Sarita Colonia and the meaning of her magic kitty in Spanish

I am sure now you are even curious about how to say ¨her magic kitty¨ in Spanish. Go to the end; you’ll see. Now, let´s continue doing our thing: You came for the Magical Kitty, but it comes attached to a woman I must tell you about first.

Sarita Colonia & Her Magic Kitty in Spanish

Again! Who is her?

Sarita Colonia was a beautiful and impoverished woman from the Peruvian Andes who lived in the first half of the 20th century. Her family moved from the Andes to Lima, the capital city of Peru, when she was young.

Sarita had to grow up fast. Becoming the matron of her family at a young age and remaining in that role until the day she died at 26 of Malaria, everything she did was relative to helping her low-income family survive.

Sarita Colonia & Her Magic Kitty in Spanish

Her Pious Life!

Colonia became pious in her early years of attending Catholic school and became well-known and worshipped posthumously for her gentle spirit and exemplary work ethic. Legends began to arise as she grew in fame.

So where does her Magical Kitty come in? You’ll see.

Sarita Colonia & Her Magic Kitty in Spanish

An unofficial Saint!

She is considered a folk Saint by the academic world and worshiped as an unofficial Saint by a large number of Peruvians from all social classes and colors. She is known as the Saint of Peru’s marginalized populations.

Sarita Colonia & Her Magic Kitty in Spanish

Wait, a Magical Kitty?

We knew of virgins giving birth, but we never heard of magical kitties. According to witnesses, the miracle of her magic kitty occurred during a situation in which she was a victim of gang rape.

Cornered by a group of delinquents on a mountain, according to legend, the perpetrators failed because Sarita Colonia’s genitalia started to “disappear” making it impossible to carry on with their crime.

Sarita Victim

A Kneelike Vagina?

The rapist’s affirmed that they didn’t see anything where her vagina was supposed to be and witnessed something in appearance to a knee. Thus, they left her alone because they couldn’t do anything to her.

Unfortunately, it can’t be like this for all women subjected to this heinous crime. So, with this incredible tale of female empowerment why doesn’t the Catholic church honor this holy woman on Nov 1, All Saint’s Day?

Sarita Colonia & Her Magic Kitty in Spanish

Not a Saint, Catholic Church Says!

Sarita Colonia is not officially a Saint according to Catholicism, and probably won’t be any time soon. The Catholic Church openly rejects to discuss her beatification—much less her canonization.

The official position of the Catholic Church considers her story and miracles as nonsense. Why? We can find many reasons, but the one related to Sarita involves a rape, which in the eyes of the church makes her impure.

Sarita Colonia & Her Magic Kitty in Spanish

Sarita, an Urban Legend!

Whether this urban legend is true or not, Sarita Colonia represents those who were invisible to an aristocratic Lima that wasn’t accustomed to the waves of rural migrants seeking work and residence in the capital city. While the urban population rejected rural migrants, these groups created their own rules, heroes, and saints.

Hands saying not

Sarita Colonia, Patrona del Pueblo!

That’s how Sarita Colonia became the Saint of those who have traditionally been rejected and discriminated against in society: criminals, prostitutes, transsexuals, and all type of people who were different, especially those who are poor.

Read about “The Death Saint,” Santa Muerte to find out more about those rejected by the Catholic Church who still need a spiritual being in their lives. Check out our KDF Blog and discover other urban legends and folktales such as la Llorona o la Ciguapa.

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Who Does Sarita Represent?

People often create icons that look like them and reflect their unmet needs or desires. Due to the lack of influential symbolic figures in aristocratic and conservative—even racist and classist—Lima, Sarita Colonia represents the typical mestiza from which the average to the most impoverished Peruvians can easily relate to.

And she’s the only woman in the world famous for possessing a magic cherry.

Sarita Colonia & Her Magic Kitty in Spanish

¡Por mi Sarita!

“¡Por mi Sarita!” is now very common among Peruvians of all social classes as a very strong way to promise something. Would you like to learn more about the Peruvian and Hispanic culture?

Let’s do it thru Sarita Colonia and her presence in Peruvian’s lives for over a century.

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Sarita in Pop Culture!

In pop culture, Sarita Colonia has become an enduring symbol, gracing countless estampitas, adorning taxis, and even finding her place in public transportation.

Many songs have been composed in her honor. A classic example is “Sarita Colonia, Patrona del Pobre” by Grupo Maravilla. The alternative rock band La Sarita was very popular in Peru at the end of the last century.

Her image is woven into the fabric of everyday life, with institutions like ‘El Penal Sarita Colonia’ proudly carrying her name.

Explore the widespread influence of this enigmatic saint, whose presence extends far beyond the pages of folklore into the heart of Peruvian culture.

Visit Kasa de Franko’s blogs social media and website to get more information about online and in-person lessons. Join Koslachek Tours, to visit Sarita Colonia’s tomb in Peru.

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Sarita Colonia & Her Magic Kitty Again!

Now that you know Sarita Colonia & Her Magic Kitty, learn how to say it in Spanish! You can call it ¨el minino mágico¨ o el gato encantado.¨ However, it doesn’t carry the same meaning as its English urban counterpart. If you are looking for phrases with a sensual meaning, check out our saga El Sexi Chupacabras & Things Spanish People Say in the Bedrrom!

Are you ready now to pay her a visit in Peru?

Sarita Colonia & Her Magic Kitty in Spanish

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Sarita Colonia & Her Magic Kitty in Spanish
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