Unformatted text preview: Among the setbacks faced by Vaillant is the interest due on loans for property he purchased for the Church. He is summoned to Rome to explain his complicated financial arrangements before a papal court. Vaillant returns to Colorado before he dies, and Latour travels to his funeral. Also attending the funeral is Father Revardy, who had served with Vaillant for more than twenty years. He is in Chicago when he hears of Vaillant's death, but he rushes back in ill health to attend the funeral of his friend. Revardy arrives halfway through the funeral and is immediately taken to the hospital afterward; he dies a few days later. Latour recalls that his friend inspired such devotion from men of all races. Recognizing that he has outlived most of his oldest acquaintances, Latour is visited by Eusabio. Eusabio relates that he traveled to Santa Fe from Gallup in one day, whereas in the past it would...
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- Fall '11
- Latour, Navajos, complicated financial arrangements, court. Vaillant, nomadic Navajos