Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ajo Macho Oracion (Prayer)
I’ve always known that older family members have carried a clove of garlic in their purse or pant pocket. Now that dad is in hospice and we spend alot of time talking, he passed on the meaning of this thing called Ajo Macho (garlic). According to dad, Ajo Macho is believed to be the garlic that was planted on Mount Calvary after the crucifixtion. Thereafter, it became known as “holy garlic”. For generations, many take a piece of the garlic, dip it in holy water, let it dry and wrap in tape or back then a small white piece of cloth and place it in each corner of a room, thereby protecting the dwellers from evil.