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Unformatted text preview: Latour dictates to Bernard the history of the Catholic Church in New Mexico. He remembers how the first Spanish priests had entered a hostile country, but when he himself had come, the people were friendly. He tries to impress on the young priests that the early missionaries suffered a great deal. Latour remembers the story of Father Junipero, a monk lost in the desert, who finds a poor Mexican family and is sheltered by them. It becomes obvious to the reader that the family is a representation of the Holy Family of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus. When Junipero tells the brothers at the monastery about the family, he is told there is no house within twelve leagues of the area where Junipero traveled. ( Leagues are an old land measure in parts of the United States that were formerly Mexican; 1 league is equal to about 4,400 acres.) Latour contemplates the choices made by his friend Vaillant. He considers how Vaillant was torn Latour contemplates the choices made by his friend Vaillant....
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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