Unformatted text preview: Cardinal Allande tells the story of how his great-grandfather donated a priceless El Greco painting to a Franciscan missionary. He uses this story as pretence for recommending Latour to the Vicarate of New Mexico@ — in order for Latour to retrieve the painting for him. Allande bids Ferrand farewell by assuring him that he'll recommend Latour to the post. The nationalities of the three Cardinals will be mirrored in the ethnic makeup of the New Mexico territory. Latour is French, the indigenous population is Spanish-speaking, and the Catholic Church, headquartered in Rome, is Italian. Father Ferrand, the Irish-born Bishop of French ancestry, further underscores the diversity represented in the New World. Cather describes the garden setting in great detail. It is carved into the mountains overlooking Rome. The setting is refined and cultivated, underscored by the cardinal's tastes for fine wine, gourmet food,...
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.
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