A quote from Alice Driver, who wrote a magnificent text regarding the procession and the brotherhood:
"Founded in 1545, the Brotherhood’s primary purpose was to spread and strengthen Catholicism, which was brought to Mexico by Spanish conquistadors. During the 1861 Reform Laws, which separated church and state, the government disbanded the Brotherhood in a move to limit the power of the Church. The ban lasted more than a century, until 1993, when Hugo Teyssier and Dr. Arturo Sánchez Barragán began to reassemble the organization. "
Behind one of the largest Holy Week processions in Latin America
After a 132-year ban, the Brotherhood of Nazarenes is reviving their traditions.