Unformatted text preview: Upon arriving in Santa Fe, the Mexican priests refuse to acknowledge Latour's authority. In order to clarify the matter with the Archbishop of Durango, Latour sets out on a 3,000-mile journey. On his way, he gets lost. He is rescued by a little girl who leads him to Agua Secreta (Hidden Water). Here he learns that the priests of the region have charged exorbitant amounts to perform the Sacrament of Marriage, causing many of the natives to take wives without benefit of marriage. While admiring the craftsmanship and artistry of the native church, Latour recognizes that the natives have allowed their own superstitions to permeate their Catholic faith. Latour returns to Santa Fe with documentation of his Vicarate, and finds that he has endeared himself to many of the town's residents as his presence has prompted some corrupt priests to resign their posts. Vaillant sets out for Santo Domingo and Albuquerque, in order to perform baptisms and their posts....
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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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