Unformatted text preview: Following the Gadsden Purchase, which allowed the United States to annex areas of southern New Mexico and Arizona, Father Vaillant travels to Mexico to negotiate the establishment of parish boundaries in the area. On his return, he is stricken with malaria. Latour and Jacinto ride to Arizona, find Vaillant, and bring him back to Santa Fe to recuperate. It is the month of May, and Latour's orchard and garden are in full bloom. Vaillant welcomes the respite in Latour's garden as an opportunity to meditate on the Virgin Mary as he had done when assigned to the Great Lakes region of the Midwest. Vaillant considers May to be the month when all important events occur in his life. Latour tells Vaillant he is eager for him to stay with him in Santa Fe. Vaillant responds that he hopes to be healthy enough for travel by July in order to educate Catholics who have lapsed in their...
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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.
- Fall '11