Detente Bala

  • Saints, Religious and Holy Relics
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By Crusader1307

 ''Detente Bala'' translates to ''Stop Bullet''. This was a common ''belief'' subscribed to by Nationalist Spanish Forces during The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Many of these Soldiers were Catholic by birth and practice. They thought that by invoking and carrying a specialized prayer on their persons, they would not be harmed in battle. These were called ''Detente Bala'' Devices. They were worn both as a necklace and carried in the pocket by The Soldier. Based on a Ritual Prayer associated with The ''Sacred Heart of Jesus'', they were blood red pieces of cloth with an image of The Sacred Heart on on side and a prayer on the reverse. Many Nationalist Soldiers would not go into battle without their ''Bala''.