Every day at two o'clock the Fandiño Ricart sisters go out with their
best clothes in the center of Santiago. Between disapproval, condescension or
sympathy, with withered foreheads and smiles on their faces, parade through the streets
to show the bitter side of freedom.
The two Marías were known as equality, liberty and fraternity, before the youngest disappeared into oblivion. They had suffered neither the constant humiliation nor the shameful parades until one night when, due to the flight of their brothers from the persecution of the dictatorship, the soldiers took them to the dark side of the mountain.
His statue remains in Compostela, a symbol against institutional violence and
social, reminder that you can lose your sanity but not your dignity.
Those pigmented figures with colored flowers are an emblem of will and a
hallmark of independence.
This editorial is a tribute to his routine, the one that every day at two in
point he took them for a walk around Santiago, among students and visitors,
made up and with colorful clothes sewn by their mother, sure that "a youth
as his was worthy of a glorious old age”
(Sánchez, Aurea; Las Marías de Santiago).